Bruce, thank you very much for the warm welcome! I appreciate your comment a lot. I've read your advices here, so glad to become a part of the discussion list too and study from you.

Kind wishes,
Masha

Mobile phone: +7 (926) 091-51-73
Skype: kirikdesign


On Thursday, November 22, 2018, 3:40:40 AM GMT+3, Bruce Bartrug <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Masha, your work is superb, all types and methods!  Best of luck finding references to Philodendron erubescens in Peru, as it seems it is recognized as a Central American plant, native to Columbia and Costa Rica.

Nice to see your work!
bab

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 3:14 PM Marjorie Leggitt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Marsha, although I cannot comment on the accuracy of your Philodendron leaf and butterfly, your work is beautiful and wonderfully creative. No need to apologize for your painting skills - it’s very, very good!

Marjorie
Leggitt Design

On Nov 21, 2018, at 12:50 PM, masha kirikova <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Britt, 

Thank you so much for your kind words and warm welcome! I'm especially happy to read your letter because I know your works so well! My home studio is between the Russian Mission Control Center and 'Energia' (the factory producing rockets, 'Vostok' in the past as well). I believe I've seen your beautiful and complicated works in a Russian science magazine and never imagined I would have a letter from you. Thank you very much!

Masha Kirikova




On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 5:52:23 PM GMT+3, Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Masah,

I can't help you with the overlap in distribution patterns of Callicore cynosuraPhilodendron erubescens, but I would like to compliment you on your Portfolio and Flickr stream. Your work is very nice! And I like your Naive art as well. Glad you are in the listserve.

Britt Griswold


----- Original Message -----
From: masha kirikova [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:05:11 +0000
Subject: [SCIART] Callicore cynosura

Dear sciart subsribers, dear illustrators!
 
I was too shy to ask for help, but kept reading all the messages for years. The time has come for me to ask for the first time. 
Thank you very much for all your stories, questions and answers! It was like a second university and a window to outer space to me. 
 
I used to draw for Botanical Garden of Moscow State University, for science institutions as well, such as Moscow Zoo, local reserves, Zoological museum, several databases from Australia to Russia and etc.. My main interest was some local species, especially endangered. Callicore cynosura was not my choice, but I tried to make a painting with a plant as well as the butterfly. The Philodendron became my choice. I did my best to find an appropriate plant from Peru, asked the best butterfly specialist of Latin America for help. He was not sure about the particular Philodendron erubescens, but agreed with Philodendrons in general. Here is my first result, but I'm ready to redo it with a better plant if erubescens is a failure. https://www.flickr.com/photos/kirikdesign/31030317517/
 
Please, have you ever been to Peru (or some neighbouring countries with callicores) and seen Philodendron erubescens growing there, write me your 'yes' or 'no'. I can not put this work to my portfolio either call it an end of the story and place my name under it because of this uncertainty. 
 
Thank you very much for your attention!
Masha Kirikova
 
 

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