September 10x10” graphite with acrylic on Strathmore Bristol.

This new piece was developed from a small ballpoint pen drawing in my sketchbook and includes a variation of the carpenter bee drawing from a previous weekend sketch. There is a lot of subtle movement in this one, all swirling around the central components of eye and bee, and a continuation of blending forms with background elements. There is a resonant symbolism along with a great attention to detail in the rendering.