Anonymous asked: the things you do make me tear with joy… thank you!
Thanks a million! It’s always great to get feedback!!
Have a lovely day.
Painting butterflies steps 1- 4 for Wednesday’s illustration class at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Prepping for my new illustration class on butterflies at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.
Jan van Kessel (Belgium, 1626-1679) Oil on panel, 11,7 x 14,5 cm. 1648.
this image from a FB post on one of my friends’ wall became an inspiration of the day for a new post on twisted genealogy of Belgian artists (on its way as it’s quite complicated not to be lost among Kessels and Bruegels)…. and for the moment, enjoy this intricate piece called Festoon, Masks and Rosettes Made of Shells on copper by Jan van Kessel the Elder, ca. 1656 from the Frits Lugt Collection
A Pinch of Niopo
Watercolor, ink and graphite on paper
Donna Torres - www.donnatorres.com
Come see it at the Moksha Art Fair exhibition, Return to the Dreamtime.
In Miami, FL during Art Basel week.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/507800 for tickets.
Working on my new mixed media Brugmansia project
Neostylis Lou Sneary ‘Bluebird’
One of my most beautiful, easiest, and most reliable orchids. Fragrant, but not overpowering (reminiscent of Earl Grey tea). Unusual colour and form.
Lilium cruentum polyanthos & Centaurium minus flori rubro & minus flori albo. Copper engraving, Besler, Germany.
"Siphoneae" from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur, 1904
Detail from my new mixed media painting.
Liverworts Hepaticae, Ernst Haeckel Kunstformen der Natur (1904).
Photos from my workplace. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami.