That the orchid paintings of the musician and artist, Ole Hamilton Poulsen, are intricately rendered and aesthetically pleasing, is undeniable. Some of them are further enlivened by foreground and/or background details to convey how the plants grow in Nature with surrounding vegetation and habitat, including waterfall, cliffs, mountains, limestone, trees, mushrooms, ferns, carnivorous plants, decaying wood, fallen twigs, dead leaves, mosses and tree branches.
All in all, the results are at once realistic but also stylised. Poulsen’s naturalistic depiction of orchids sets his approach apart from that of the traditional botanical illustrations in which staminodium, petals, sepals and other parts of an orchid specimen are separated.
The dimensions of the paintings are usually 30 x 40 cm², 40 x 50 cm² and 40 x 60 cm², and may take up to 12 days to complete.
You are welcome to enjoy Poulsen’s Orchid Art on Facebook.
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