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?

Bee and Grasshopper 1 ref

Sunflowers

Recently one of my uncles gave us a couple of sunflowers he had grown in his garden and I thought I’d practice a little with my camera. The stalks were very thick and to get them I had to use a saw to cut the tops off.

I think birds or something had already pulled a few seeds out here. The pattern they make is neat.