Dinard Blue Heaven Cattleya Orchid
This orchid only had two blooms on it when I bought it and two very tiny buds. Below is a photo taken of the buds as they were opening. I took several shots of the buds and the flowers.
I am pretty sure I will paint this orchid large, like on a 18" x 24" canvas or 24" x 24". Below is a photo of all four flowers open in all their glory.
To me, Dinard's Blue Heaven is more of a lavender color than pale blue. Alas, the plant died shortly after blooming because I have trouble growing orchids; African Violets and most other flowers thrive under my care, but not orchids.