I had planned on posting quite a few photos of Montana wildflowers but my internet connection isn’t working well. But I managed to upload 2 photos. My sister has been visiting and she wanted to find as many different Montana wildflowers and take photos of them. So we have been searching all week for different wildflowers. I haven’t created much this week but I did manage one sketch.
This is a Mariposa Lily. They are scattered throughout the woods and I actually see many of these each morning when I walk the dogs.
I hadn’t really looked at these flowers closely before and it was fun to do a sketch and then add some water color pencils. I always see things in much more detail when I’m sketching and it’s nice to slow down and look closely. Have a great weekend!
Isn’t Mother Nature wonderful? Such a pretty flower and aptly named, it does look rather like a butterfly. 🙂
Thanks Judith – and yes, I love nature’s beauty.
Must be lovely to see these beautiful flowers during your walks. The sketch is great – and you’re right about the action making you take the detail in.
Thanks Lyn and yes, it is wonderful to be able to see all kinds of natural beauty that is just near my home. I love it 🙂
It’s as beautiful as any exotic hothouse flower and nicely captured in your sketch.
Thanks Cathy! It does look like it should be delicate but they aren’t.
The flower and sketch are lovely. I have a favorite called an Ironweed. For me it’s a sign of summer and always makes me happy. I’ve taken pictures of them, but haven’t sketched any. That’s a good idea. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Marilyn. You should try sketching your Ironweed. I’d love to see it as I’m not sure I know what Ironweed is.
What a lovely sketch Ruth, I totally agree that you notice many more details when sketching.
Thanks Teri! It is taking the time to slow down and really look that helps. Many times I just don’t take the time.
Someone told me when I was young that you don’t really see an object until you try to draw it. And I still can’t draw! 😉
But I wonder how many people constantly clicking away with their camera phones really look at the subjects of their photos.
Drawing is just a matter of practice. I used to say “I can’t draw” but then I decided I would teach myself. I got several books, did the exercises and kept practicing. It is a learned skill. I think people miss a lot when everything is viewed through a camera (or phone) lens.