Immaculate depicts an orchid in full bloom, and was inspired by my friend Karen’s habit of giving me her spent orchid plants. I often, through some combination of sheer hope and benign neglect, get them to re-bloom. Though the flowers are pale and delicate, I managed to work a lot of color into this piece. I try to do subtle, but it doesn’t often work out!

26″ h x 24″ w

Private collection