Bee and Grasshopper

Grasshopper and Bee
Graphite and white charcoal on tan paper, 6.25″ x 6″

I took this photo while walking this morning, hoping to see a bumblebee and not at all expecting a grasshopper. There were a couple of other attempts at painting something with watercolor to post today, but they weren’t working out well. Maybe I should make more drawings like this for awhile, or something else?

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Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis 1

Here’s a couple of photos of a praying mantis that I took several weeks ago in my garden. Lately I’ve been very busy so I haven’t posted anything or made very much, but I’ve started painting again. 🙂

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