Raven (detail), Mixed Media (2015) by Brad Schwartz

This graphite drawing is based on several reference photos I've found online and in books. I have been fascinated by ravens and crows ever since hearing a piece on NPR about whether or not birds hold funerals1

Mullein (detail), Mixed Media (2015) by Brad Schwartz

This piece started as a graphite drawing based on reference photo I took in the Garden Springs area near Spokane. I've looked at and admired Mullein for several years. I find it interesting to see the differences in people's opinions about plants and weeds.