Esmée Winkel



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Brassavola nodosa

Ophrys bombyliflora
My Roots
Brassavola nodosa

This orchid grows on the Caribbean island Curaçao, drawn in pencil in the back of the watercolour. It has been growing in my mother's garden since I can remember and in the evenings its flowers produce a lovely smell. This painting holds many wonderful memories.

Watercolour on paper
50x 60 cm (19.6 x 23.6 in)

Enchantment
Ophrys bombyliflora with Eucera oraniensis

After just having a couple of pollinia get stuck to its head by a bumblebee orchid flower, this little long-horned bee became enchanted by another one. Flying off to the next one the light from the left follows the bee to the awaiting flower.


Watercolour on paper
75 x 60 cm (29.5 x 23.6 in)









Ophrys apifera

Ophrys tenthredinifera
Bee orchid
Ophrys apifera

Bee Orchid series, #2
RHS Gold Medal 2018
 
Watercolour on paper
45 x 35 cm (17.7 x 13.7 in)


Sawfly orchid
Ophrys tenthredinifera

Bee Orchid series, #6
RHS Gold Medal 2018
 
Watercolour on paper
45 x 35 cm (17.7 x 13.7 in)






Ophrys fuciflora

Ophrys reinholdii
Late spider-orchid
Ophrys fuciflora subsp. apulica

Bee Orchid series, #3
RHS Gold Medal 2018

This painting was also part of the 23rd Annual International
exhibition by the American Society of Botanical Artists and hosted by Wave Hill, US.
 
Watercolour on paper
45 x 35 cm (17.7 x 13.7 in)


Ophrys reinholdii


Bee Orchid series, #4
RHS Gold Medal 2018
 

Watercolour on paper
45 x 35 cm (17.7 x 13.7 in)







Diospyros lotus




American persimmon
Date plum
Diospyros lotus

In this watercolour a flowering branch from both male and female tree are painted. The male tree was planted in the Hortus botanicus Leiden in 1736. The lovely female tree is much younger and can be found in the fern garden at the Hortus.


Watercolour on paper
30 x 20 cm (11.8 x 7.9 in)

American persimmon
Diospyros virginiana

In fall the American persimmon turns from green to golden orange with a reddish cheek and tasting deliciously sweet when ripening. A branch was given to me on a conference in the US.
This painting was part of the 18th international exhibition hosted by The Horticultural Society of New York and the American Society of Botanical artists. Read my story behind the artwork here.

Watercolour on paper
12 x 20 cm (4.7 x 7.9 in)







Tulip

Seaweed
Pink tulip
Tulipa humilis

Under the synonym Tulipa aucheriana this plant has been given the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Watercolour on paper
35 x 40 cm (13.8 x 15.7 in)


Seaweeds composition #2
Ulva lactuca,
Gracilariopsis longissima

These seaweeds form a composition of edible seaweeds from the Noth Sea moving with the waves.

Watercolour on paper
50 x 60 cm (19.5 x 23.5 in)




Lavender
Blackberry lily
Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Watercolour on paper
45 x 25 cm (17.7 x 9.8 in)

Blackberry lily
Iris domestica

This painting was part of the 19th international exhibition hosted by The New York Design Center and the American Society of Botanical artists. Read my story behind the artwork here.

Watercolour on paper
60 x 42 cm (23.6 x 16.5 in)


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