Puakea - ‘Puakea’ in Hawaiian means ‘white flower’ and there could not be a more appropriate title for these elegant Phalaenopsis orchids. This species is among the most beautiful of all orchids. In this painting I tried to capture the striking contrast of the magenta lips to the white petals and the graceful arc of the stem ending in delicate bud. The original is an 8x10 oil painting on canvas.