Orchids are like Tribbles | Impressionist-style Cattleya Portrait | Original Art by Julia Redman

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Orchids are like tribbles

(Nilz Baris) "There must be thousands of them."
(Capt. Kirk) "Hundreds of thousands."
(Spock) "1,771,561. That's assuming one tribble, multiplying with an average litter of 10, producing a new generation every 12 hours over a period of three days."
- 'The Trouble with Tribbles', Star Trek

Why are orchids like tribbles? Well ask any collector. Once you step past the ordinary grocery store plant, you find yourself with a quickly multiplying collection and an even longer wish list.  There are so many colors, shapes and textures, and so much to discover!

This vibrant floral portrait was inspired by a specific cattleya species, but as you can see I certainly took some liberties.  It was a lot of fun to paint this intergalactic yellow and pink flower, and its...is that dilithium green?  What color is dilithium anyway?  We'll just call it that, to stay on theme!

Original painting on panel.
Mounted in a natural maple float frame, ready to hang, frame included
Painting size: 8x10 inch; Framed size: 9 x 11 inches
Varnished with protective coating, satin finish
Initials lower left; signed and titled on the verso