Desert Fan – Study

Imagine a world without coffee and chocolate! Pollinators of the world, including bees, bats, birds and butterflies are essential to the survival of plants we and other organisms use for food and shelter. Pollinators are declining at an alarming rate worldwide and we need to focus on all of them, even the smallest animals that are so easy to overlook. Saguaro forests survive with the help of many, often unremarkable species. Busy both day and night these species provide a valuable service throughout the Sonoran Desert.

A value study will often set the stage for a color painting, by simplifying structure, develop a stronger composition, balancing strengths, and ultimately providing a strong foundation. The grayscale drawings can achieve their own elegant statement without color.

Plants, Birds and Pollinators: Denver Botanic Gardens, 2013-2014.

Graphite on Scratchboard
Size: 4.5"h x 11"h
Original: SOLD
Archival Print: Available

Desert Fan - Study

Desert Fan – Study