I made this pen and ink drawing some years ago for a poetry reading series I was hosting in Los Gatos at Cafe Rouge. I always thought it would make a great painting.

"Listening To The Iguanas" pen and ink by Bea Garth, copyright 2016

“Listening To The Iguanas” pen and ink by Bea Garth, copyright 2016

The iguana is  whispering something in the guy’s ear. I think maybe he’s listening even though there is a pretty woman sitting next to him looking expectant. Or is she just figuring him out, as in is he really real?? Outside there is an alligator, who seems to know what is going on. Yes really, what is up? Why are you so self protective?? Why look at me and not her?

So many of these drawings I can choose to make paintings from. I am getting pretty excited!