Harebells (Campanula rotundifolia)

The Harebell is common throughout the Burren, blooming profusely on road verges and limestone pavements. The flower color is always sky blue on stems to 30 cm in height. According to folklore, harebells belong to, and are jealously protected by, the “Little People”. Thus it may be unlucky to pick them and hence their otherContinue reading “Harebells (Campanula rotundifolia)”

SBAI Exhibits!

Today was the opening of the School of Botanical Art & Illustration’s annual juried exhibit. This years exhibit was  “Steppe Plants: Botanical Illustrations featuring Plant Select”, and the smaller exhibit for current diploma students. Once again the quality of the work was spectacular! I was truly humbled to get a plate accepted into each show. Continue reading “SBAI Exhibits!”

Bloody Cranesbill coming into focus

I have been making progress on my Bloody Cranesbill plate. Still, I have to deepen and even out the greens, Add some more grasses in the background, and sharpen, sharpen, sharpen! I’d say about 60% done. This was one of the most striking and elusive wildflowers in the Burren. I only saw one in May.Continue reading “Bloody Cranesbill coming into focus”