I am so honored and excited that my plate Campanula lasiocarpa (mountain harebells) has been accepted into the exhibit “Flora of the National Parks”, to be held at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington D.C., February 18 – October 2, 2016. All I can say is you just never know. Yesterday I was discouraged,Continue reading “Flora of the National Parks”
It’s a snow day in Colorado, a perfect excuse to nail down some details. I’m finally getting up the nerve to approach the Early Purple Orchid, a most interesting and complex early riser in the Burren. I saw hundreds of these bright and tiny orchids on the one day I trekked through the Burren. NoContinue reading “Early Purple Orchid”
A couple of small botanical exercises using silverpoint. This technique looks deceptively simple but it is in fact very complex. Even the slightest contact with the paper makes a mark, and there is no erasing! You really have to think before you do. It will take lots of practice to master this one. But IContinue reading “Silverpoint, part two”
My first silverpoint drawing. A little clunky, a little overdone. But I thoroughly enjoyed it! 10,000 hours . . .
Attended my first Silverpoint workshop today, and loved every minute of it! Taught by Tom Mazzullo at the Art Students League in Denver, it was a three-hour introduction to the ancient art of drawing with silver, copper, and gold on prepared paper. It is a slow, meticulous process that requires patience and precision—right up myContinue reading “Silverpoint”