Friday, October 13, 2006

Butterfly Conservatory

Last Weekend Nicole and I went to Niagara Falls. The weather was gorgeous and we had a wonderful time. The fall foliage was at its peak and the views of the falls were truly spectacular. We even had dinner atop the Minolta tower. We were the last table to leave and had the whole restaurant to ourselves for a private viewing of one of the last fireworks displays of the season. Saturday we had lunch at the Secret Garden restaurant and spent the afternoon at the Butterfly Conservatory just north of downtown. What an amazing place! Thousands of stunningly beautiful butterflies dance around you in a lush tropical paradise. It was absolutely beautiful. Here's a drawing I did from one of the many photographs I took there.


melissa w said...

What kind of paper were you drawing on? It looks handmade and very delicate. What an appropriate choice. (Just found you from your post to EDM)

suzanne said...

I agree with Melissa. The paper adds a unique dimension to the drawing, almost giving it even more context. Nice job with the wings. The way you left areas of light adds to their delicateness.

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely drawing. I so love butterflies, but they seem complicated to me -- maybe one of these days I will try one. The shadows for the veins on the wings are great. And the bit of color on the butterfly as welel as the flower.