Arting for 365 Day 325: Darwin’s Orchid

Day 325, 8 x 10" ink and watercolor on paper

Day 325, 8 x 10″ ink and watercolor on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Around the time I began drawing orchids, I learned Darwin had done quite a bit of research on the distinct flower. He seemed absolutely fascinated by them. It seems as though Darwin was enthralled with all that he studied, which is probably what made him so successful. Smarts and talent (if there is such a thing) are important, but passion and drive seem to outweigh it all.

2 thoughts on “Arting for 365 Day 325: Darwin’s Orchid

  1. A beautiful form Micah. Why is it that I love orchids to draw (and see drawn), but the real thing leaves me cold? Somehow they always feel artificial I think, but a bit of soul can be injected in a drawing.

  2. Great observation. The real ones are so sturdy and structured, plastic-like. I’m glad we can soften them up a bit in our imaginations.

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