fresco_bugs of july

Three days in July: a garden sample of insects and other arthropods
Gouache on plaster

Each spent just a few minutes in my glass jar, while I quickly painted–
California Lady-beetle
Blue Milkweed Beetle
Ant
Honey Bee
Goldenrod Crab Spider
Skipper moth
Pillbug, 2 Bumble bees, Red-shouldered Ctenucha

and a green bean to mark the season– summer!

And thanks to their work:

fresco_summer squash

Squash, Squash, Bean

Gouache and graphite on plaster