Sleeping Beauty, graphite drawing ©Dale Marie Muller

Sleeping Beauty

11x15 Graphite Drawing
© Dale Marie Muller

"Warm summer evenings welcome a unique diversity of sphynx moths to my garden. The sphynx moth, also known as the hawk moth or hummingbird moth, vary in color and markings and have a wingspan from 2-8 inches wide. I often see them fluttering over flowers, wings blurred, extracting nectar. Petunias tend to be their favorite. On a rare occasion I see one in a resting position. I saw this moth, an eyed hawk moth, one early morning on the side of a bench. It was a great opportunity to see it in amazing detail. The beautiful texture, it's intriguing design and soft light inspired me to draw this moment."

-Dale Marie Muller