Early Purple Orchid

EPO 1-5

I have spent most of the past few frozen weeks working on the Early Purple Orchid, a wildflower that is synonymous with the Burren in Springtime. Only a few centimeters tall in early May, they are still quite striking. Any orchid is tricky to draw and paint, tiny ones even more so.

Still have work to do on the grasses and leaves, and some sharpening. For now I’m going to just stare at it for awhile.

(Cover photo courtesy of the Burrenbeo Trust).

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Botanical artist and drawing instructor with a keen interest in the wonders of art and nature.

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