Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Art in the Garden" at the Ballard pea patch

Saturday gave us great weather and hundreds of local Ballardites at the Art in the Garden festival. I love this pea patch, and when I was offered to show my paintings at one of the booths, I was happy to pack my things up and relax in a local garden all day. My art fit right in, featuring dancing insects, twisted trees and intricate garden scenes.

I worked on several paintings throughout the day, this one is a color study of a larger watercolor piece I will be developing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Knitting Nettle Weevil

Watercolor, 6x10"
I am grateful for flickr and its endless supply of macro insect photos. The weevil is a silly little gonzo-like insect that was a destructive force on cotton fields during the great depression. So, this particular "Nettle Weevil" has claimed knitting yarn from a spider's web for a new scarf to show he is fearless of all creatures.