drawing in charcoal

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.

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