I've been to the NYC orchid show but this is held in a huge Victorian conservatory at the Jardin.
You're instantly immersed into the jungle.
Tropical birds are practically yelling. I was looking around for them, foolish me. Of course it was taped bird song.
Everyone was in a state of awe. The orchids are ingeniously embedded into the greenery.
The orchid venders are off in a white tent outside. I was tempted but way too pricey for moi.
After the jardin we went up to the 16th. Last days of the Walasse Ting exhibit.
Another one of Paris' small museums, the Asian arts Cernuschi next to Parc Monceau, 7, Ave. Velasquez.
Beautiful big, lush paintings, Walasse Ting (1928-2010) born in Shanghai, A.K.A.'The Flower Thief'.
The colors sing. His background training - traditional Chinese calligraphy, influenced by Matisse, Action Painting, the Dutch group, Cobra, Pop art, you name it.
He traveled and lived in Paris, New York, Amsterdam.
None of this matters. These paintings are so engaging, so poetic.
The perfect follow-up after wandering in the Jardin des Plantes lush orchid jungles.
An ongoing poem throughout the exhibit of Ting's recording his first this and that...
Immediately after we went to Marks & Spencers to get our weekly BLT. And they had orchids we could afford! The paint has been flying. What delicate creatures these orchids are. Fortunately the water stays chilly by the window so they've lasted.
Time to dream of orchids and Spring. Thanks for reading Parisbreakfast. If you like this post and want to support it, do buy Paris letters and orchid watercolorsor forward to a friend.Bonne/Bon Week-end PBers!
Hi I'm Carol Gillott,
My Mom taught me watercolors at 5 and I'm still at it. Now I live on l'Ile Saint-Louis by the Seine. Do consider subscribing to my Paris letters and maps on Etsy. Enjoy a taste of Paris in your mailbox every month. Savor with hot chocolate and a croissant. I paint Paris dreams.