Sorcerer’s Apprentice - The earthy tones and curious shape make these exotic Paphiopedilum or ‘Lady’s Slipper’ orchids seem so enchanted that they are almost magical. How could I not be inspired? So unique and exceptional you can just image how it would feel to discover one in a tropical rain forest. This particular hybrid is called “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and it was such a perfect name that I used it for the title of my painting. The original is a 12x16 oil painting on canvas.