Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bee...


The gallery, and the community, is having a Bee Fest in April. (Ahh, the summer festivals begin! One every weekend, it seems, all summer long!) We are supposed to have something 'bee-related' in our spaces. So I started this little 8x8" painting while at the gallery the other day, and finished it up today. It is of our blooming apricot blossoms, with a bee. It is oil on a deep gallery wrapped canvas, so it won't have to be framed. It's sitting on my small travel easel box, so you can somewhat tell the scale of it. I am tempted to dip it in paraffin (wax), but don't quite know what that would do to it. I suspect that one thing it would do would be to mute the colors more than I would like it to. So I'll see. I will check with one of the encaustic artists from the gallery before I do something irreversible like that.

I am posting this as another IF 'cultivate' image, as I feel it fits, too!

3 comments:

Theresa said...

And it is BEE- autiful! The figures for the tapestry are outstanding and who couldn't fall in love with whimsical Booker giving a helping paw in the garden!
Always a delight to check in.

Indigene said...

Lovely and we do need to cultivate bees!

Coreopsis said...

Marvelous painting!

(My apricot trees are blooming too, and are covered in bees.)