Thursday, 29 May 2014

Do Not Disturb

Not much painting in my studio so far this week. Lots of research and collection of inspiration for going forward especially needed for my Wine and Song Series.
Whilst out and about with Camera we found this bee colony which had obviously been there for a few months, busy busy and hanging between some disused wine barrels. I was intrigued with seeing so much bee business this close up and wondered if I could make a painting from my experience. This is it - Watercolour on 300gsm paper, limited palette of Quin Gold, Indigo and Perm Rose. I have included a photo to show you this fabulous find.
Do Not Disturb
Watercolour 38cm x 28.5cm


20 comments:

  1. WOW! How cool. The find and your painting!Beautiful!

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  2. Wow, I have never seen a beehive like this. I love how you painted it, magnificent!

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  3. It's a great painting! And it's a very interesting subject.

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  4. Fabulous, Lorraine! I would never consider to paint such a subject, and you did it with finesse!

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  5. Wow Lorraine! What a wonderful painting you have done of your fascinating find! It must have been very difficult to do I imagine but you did it so well!

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  6. Wow, you did an amazing job , great and unique subject, first time I ever saw a painting of a bee colony !

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  7. This is an amazing find and your impression of it is beautiful! I love the colors used and how you depict the numerous bees without painting each and every one!

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  8. Thanks everyone for your welcomed comments. Don't you just love it when you come across some nature that is unique and you have to find a way to paint it

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  9. Oh My Lorraine! What a neat piece you did of the hive and bees, love it! Thanks for the amazing photo too!

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  10. I like the way you panted a partial statement of the hexagonal shapes of the honeycomb. It leaves things to the imagination instead of being literal and realistic. Nice work.

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  12. I meant painted and not panted. Wish blogger would allow edits after the fact of one's comments.

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  13. Great job on the bees and the hive! I don't think I could paint a subject like this...I'm uncomfortable just looking at them. lol

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  14. This is awesome Lorraine.
    Your rendition of the hive is really unusual in a good way.
    BJ

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  15. Surprising and very interesting piece Lorraine! I wouldn't touch the real thing either. :)

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  16. Hi Lorraine. Glad to see your wall has gone and your wine and song series is coming along nicely! A beautiful selection of paintings appearing now. The bee colony is cool. I love those guys. Happy painting!

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  17. Lorraine - how amazing - you really captured this bee colony so well. Loved the limited palette you used too. Hope you did not get stung being so close. Have a great day.

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  18. You have a magic touch for look at the world of animals! An outstanding painting!!!

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  19. great subject and painting lorraine

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