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Orchids! Phaelenopsis, this one. Lovely white blossoms open like midnight moth wings (Linnaeus named the genus after this flight of fantasy).

The white flowers, with hints of ivory, pink, rust and violet, glow against a dramatic watercolor background.

Part of the Nero Wolfe Orchid collection. Named to honor Before Midnight, the Nero Wolfe murder mystery published in 1955, in which Phaelenopsis plays a minor, but ever so lovely role.

See also The Final Deduction orchid! http://www.etsy.com/listing/97620093/the-final-deduction-original-orchid

This original watercolor, image size: 13 inches wide x 13 inches tall on Arches 140lb watercolor paper, is a perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

This painting is safely enclosed in sealed cello on foamboard, and shipped flat in a sturdy box. It is mailed to you by first class postage, and may require up to 3 business days to ship out. If you require earlier shipment, please convo me first. I take the utmost care in packing your purchases so that they arrive safely and in pristine condition.

If you are sending this to someone as a gift, I am glad to include a gift note with your personal message. Just let me know what you would like to say. I can also mat and frame the painting for an additional fee. If you are interested in this service, please convo me.

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Before Midnight - original orchid watercolor in ivory, indigo and violet


  • Handmade item
  • Material: watercolor
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 54 people