Tag Archives: flowers

Maxillaria tenuifolia

This summer, I picked up a maxillaria tenuifolia at my favorite plant nursery. It was a spur of the moment decision based on how lovely and unusual the flowers were. Unfortunately, unlike the oncidium and phalaenopsis orchids, these fragrant blooms don’t last very long, so I missed out on the opportunity to draw the weird, […]

Paphiopedilum II

I picked up a lovely lady slipper flower, or paphiopedilum, from the Portland Nursery about a month ago.  Since then, I’ve been racing against time to make as many detailed drawings as possible before the flower wilts.  Over the past year, I’ve purchased 11 orchids, 9 of which have survived, but only once have I been […]

Oncidium III

I’ve printed this two-plate etching in several different color combinations, and I think I’ve finally decided which one will make the cut.  The plant I drew the image from was mostly violet and white with a little bit of yellow:       I tried printing with colors that were faithful to the plant as […]