Continuing with my fascination for Bees and other insects (but mainly bees), I thought I do a post of the current bee art that I’ve recently finished.
The bumble bee and honey bee are both drawn free hand and created using Arteza brush pens and Windsor Newton black ink and the embroidered bumblebee is sewn using a single strand of coloured floss at a time onto a natural (and excitingly eco friendly, recycled calico!)
The painted ones are drawn free hand and created using Arteza brush pens and Windsor Newton black ink. I’m really happy with how the wings turned out. I used a very diluted ice blue colour to create a transparent effect.
For the embroidered bee the hoop its in is six inches across and sewn in tiny stitches, I love the fact that the wings look realistic by sewing the threads in different directions.
It’s been so lovely to study the photos of bees from the garden. Something I never realised was that bees have hairy legs. Bees have always been really special to me they are such clever little creatures and I try my hardest to take care of them and grow as many flowers as possible. It takes so little to keep them happy.
I hope you enjoyed these bee pictures.
Thanks so much for reading, have a great weekend.