Tag Archives: still life

Phalaenopsis

This is one of three phalaenopsis orchids rescued from the clearance rack of a big box grocery store back in 2014.  I took dozens of photos of the flowers promptly after bringing them home, which was a good thing, as this particular plant died very quickly from what I guessed to be crown rot.  When […]

Cambria orchid

I’m taking a break from my 365 monotype challenge to wrap up work on etchings for an art opening next week.  As soon as I file the edges of this plate, it’ll be ready to edition…it may even be dry before I mat and frame it! The marks on the flowers were made using a […]

Phalaenopsis etching

Nowadays, when drawing flowers from life, I’m careful to take documentary photographs, as an etching is never completed while the plant is still in bloom.  No photos were taken while making the preliminary drawing, which made it difficult to complete the etching. After about two years of aquatinting, scraping, burnishing and re-aquatinting, I decided that […]

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 […]