|Queen of the Bees|
14 x 11
This is another painting in the bee series. It's painted on gessoed paper and incorporates gold leaf. Because gold leaf sticks to anything with even the tiniest bit of oil in it, I placed it first in an abstract doodle, keeping the image of the woman in mind but not drawing her in. Then I sealed the surface with dilute Galkyd medium and painted over it when everything was dry.
My next bee painting is a large one, well underway, and I'm going to attempt the leafing over dry paint. Probably not a sensible idea, but I'll let you know how it all turns out.
Enjoy the bee weather!