"This bees piece is very impressionistic … when I look at it, I see form and color, and then I see subject. You just get better with every successful piece you create!!" Linda K.
In my yard, I grow lots of flowering plants for Honey Bees, other bugs and for the Birds. Right now, it’s June and the birds are feasting on the berries from by Service Berry trees. Robins, Grackles, Cedar Wax Wings to name a few.
My first Honey Bee image I made was very complex. So I wanted to make another Honey Bee image that was simpler - more of a close up view of a flower and a few bees. My Paw Paw trees have beautiful large bright yellow leaves and this was a great opportunity to use them - for the flower petals.
The red flower center is Maple with a few yellow Autumn Hawkbit flowers. These are the Dandelion like flowers which bloom in Autumn. Unlike true Dandelions that flower in Spring, these have branching stems with multiple flower heads.
The base of the flower I created is made with dark green lilac leaves. The vertical green leaves on the right are Lily fronds. I originally had another Lily frond that cut across the middle diagonally but deleted it. It was too much and didn’t add anything to the image. The yellow flower in the lower right corner is made of yellow Service Berry leaves. The purple center is a wild Aster bud.
Made with yellow Maple & Poplar leaves, back sides of Coltsfoot, which are gray, for wings, Brown aged Norway Maple leaves for stripes and legs. The Honey Bees were originally made for my image titled “What’s the BUZZ.”
As leaves are biodegradable and will fade and deteriorate quickly, original Art is scanned immediately after creation, preserving their beauty long after originals are gone. Enjoy!