The focus of this year’s Earth Day is on the protection of our many endangered and threatened species, including insects which provide countless benefits to our earth.
One benefit is that Insects pollinate most of our plants and flowers, which helps provide a stable source of food for humans and other living creatures. Without insects our global ecosystems would collapse, but due to habitat loss, climate change, and pesticide use the insect population has already declined 45% during the past four decades.
The good news is, it’s not too late to change this pattern of loss and protect our insects… and our earth. One suggestion is to stop pesticide and herbicide use in our own yards. Visit Earth Day Tips for more about what we as individuals can do. And visit Earth Day 2019 for general details..
A fun bug fact: Dragonflies have been on earth more than 300 million years. In recognition of this year’s Earth Day theme, we’re highlighting Jim Rehlin’s Hosta / Dragonfly 20" x 20" acrylic-on-canvas). We chose this painting because, this morning, Jim saw the first gossamer-winged dragonfly to visit us during the 2019 season.
To view all of Jim’s artwork, some of which contain other hidden insect surprises — bee, ladybug, praying mantis, and more — visit our Online Galleries. And please send Jim a message via the email icon, above right, if you have questions or are interested in purchasing any of his art.
Welcome to our Art Blog where we occasionally present topics of interest in the fine art world, including featuring artists other than Jim Rehlin. Some of the artwork has been created by long-departed but well-known greats; some, by compelling contemporary artists. All will be pieces we find worthwhile to share with you. If you like any of these, consider sharing the posts forward to your own blogs and other social media.