orchid study just before flowering; 10" x 14"; vine charcoal on drawing paper
The way this evolved, with its graphic chiaroscuro, makes me think I must've had Wanda Gag's drawings in the back of my mind. Her children's books, Millions of Cats and Nothing at All, are two of my very favorites. She had a way of making her drawings come alive using just black on white - and often times with only inanimate objects as her subject matter. Her picture of a spinning wheel is amazing.