All in the Details

All in the Details

Pen and ink illustration (detail) for the article in Madrono: Carex xerophila (Cyperaceae), a new sedge from the chaparral of northern California by P.F. Zika, L.P. Janeway, and B.l. Wilson. I love every stage of a botanical illustration. From the first meeting with...

Sketching – with toes in sand

Velella velella washed up on Wrights Beach, south of Jenner, CA. July 30, 2014 All the others in sight were flyaway, transparent and dry; this one still wet and brilliantly blue. I ignored a beautiful beach scene just long enough to sketch a portrait. These relatives...