I was introduced to the Pink Lady Slipper by my mother. They were growing in what she called her natural garden. These beauties were along Highway 34 near Detroit Lake, MN. This Minnesota State Flower is illegal to pick, but doesn’t mind its picture taken.
This is the first lady slipper painting that I have completed and like, mostly because the flowers were painted smaller. Earlier, I tried to paint them bigger than life, focusing on details but they looked more like aliens than flowers. This time I decided to paint them closer to life size and in a big cluster. Showing more flowers and less detail kept this free and painterly. Stamping and some environmentally friendly ferns were added and used as a design motif.