Bees, Bugs & Spring Things
(Nature Studies series)
9″ x 12″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2014.
This original mixed media artwork on heavy watercolor paper showcases some of the many flying and crawling creatures that captured my attention on the first day of spring the year I lived on the side of a mountain on a small off-grid island in the Salish Sea. Going outside for an armload of wood for the stove, I noticed the ground buzzed with living creatures awake from a winters sleep. I brought my paints and paper outside to enjoy the sun and the company, depicting each creature that approached me that first sunny day of the season.