I love to draw & paint. I have ever since I was a child. I would spend my days going through an enormous amount of paper practicing. My first subjects, since my parents had a small farm, was our horses. There was just something so beautiful and elegant about a horse. As my mother can attest, I was horse crazy at that age.
So it began my lifelong hobby as an artist. I draw anything that I find an interest in. BUT, as i have tried to explain to so many people, just because I can draw, does not mean I can draw (everything). In all honesty, I have to enjoy what i am drawing, I have to find it stimulating. If I don't have either of those 2 things, forget it. I don't even care to draw it, or my drawing turns out to be a big waste of pencil and time. It then gets crumpled and promptly thrown into the trash. I have to be inspired. My father always says: "If I had your talent, I would be drawing everyday." Well....If you are a fellow artist, you know it doesn't work that way! LOL
So in short, I'd thought I'd share a few of my pieces and any future pieces I do. Granted I don't have room for all of them on here, just the few I was particularly fond of.
Cypripedium parviflorum & Cypripedium reginae
(otherwise known as the Yellow Lady slipper & the Showy Pink Lady Slipper, both are native orchids in Wisconsin)
Both pictures with the Gold stars are mine. The one in the upper right hand corner of the photo is of the Yellow Lady slipper. This drawing was done in graphite pencil, and won an artistic award certificate from the American Orchid Society.
The other drawing , the one I am standing next to, is of the Showy Pink Lady Slipper. Also done in Graphite pencil. Both of these drawings were entered in our county fair and won a 1st and 3rd.
Untitled drawing of another lady slipper That I found to be just gorgeous. Actually it was one that I grew at one time, and while blooming I decided to pick p the pencil and draw. This drawing is done in colored pencil.