Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Buzz"


We have four large lavender bushes that grow along the path to our front door. I love to walk along as I leave the house and brush against the stems to release their scent. In late summer, the lavender is in full bloom and is thick with bees. They aren't a danger though - they are preoccupied with their job!


I took this photo last August when we got our new Nikon CoolPix digital camera. I took dozens of photos until I got one with a bee on a bloom in focus! I knew when I saw the Illustration Friday topic, "Buzz," that this was what I wanted to paint! The painting is acrylics on a 4" square stretched canvas with 1/2" wraparound sides. This was fun to do! I painted the out of focus green abstract this weekend, and last night I painted the bee on the bloom on top.



Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.

5 comments:

Alison said...

You've done a great job on this - I especially love the wings.

AnastasiaC said...

this is stunning!!! lovely colours!

md said...

great colors and nice work on those wings

Norma said...

A northwesterner admiring your ability to paint because I couldn't paint to save my life. I can feel the heat and smell the lavendar. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

God blessed you with a special gift. I am so happy you are working it. The yellow part of the bee even looks fuzzy.