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Rachael Koppendrayer
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Moccasin Flower
Moccasin Flower ~ Cypripedium acaule 2014 Moccasin Flower, Pink Lady's Slipper, Stemless Lady's Slipper, Cypripedium acaule --all names for the same plant, the most abundant lady's slipper in the state of Minnesota (though being an orchid, still hardly comm...

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Karner Blue Butterfly
Karner Blue Butterfly on Wild Lupine 2017 It's amazing how much one can learn about the anatomy of a flower by drawing it. I'd long avoided drawing pea flowers, partly because they tend to be in clusters (which I have less patience for), and partly for thei...

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Dala Horse and the Gray Mare
Gray Mare with Blue Dala Foal 2013 Between projects in my college art classes, drawing pictures for ladies in my prayer group, and using color pencils just for fun, I acquired a fair amount of experience fairly quickly when it came to drawing wildflowers. Y...

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Yellow Lady's Slipper
Yellow Lay's Slipper ~ Cypripedium calceolus var . parviflorum 2014 I love lady's slippers. I suppose that's part of being Minnesotan, since the Showy Lady's Slipper is that state flower. My dad grew up with the Showy Lady's Slippers near his home, while Mo...

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Upcoming event ~ Mississippi Market!
I'll be selling at the Mississippi Market in Little Falls MN on May 27, 2017 (as well as June 10th and 24th).  The market is largely a farmer's market, with seedling plants, meats, eggs, and preserved foods, but other vendors (such as a blacksmith, woodwork...

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The Learned Cat, or: A Russian Fairy Tale
The Learned Cat, or: A Russian Fairy Tale 2017 У лукоморья дуб зеленый, Златая цепь на дубе том: И днем и ночью кот ученый Всё ходит по цепи кругом; Идет направо - песнь заводит, Налево - сказку говорит. Beside the sea stands a green oak tree, And on the tr...

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Dala Pig - the red Duroc
Dala Pig - Duroc sow and piglets 2013 This was my first foray into drawing animals--an intimidating prospect, when I preferred to draw less animate subjects. I have never particularly cared for pigs save as a source of food, but I have to admit, I was incre...

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