Friday, September 09, 2011
Balancing act - in progress
I am toying with which paintings I will put into the next exhibition and what needs to be framed - or created. Waiting for layers to dry on one piece, I played around with this bumblebee balancing on a flowerhead. I've not done many insects close up and, truth be told, I do have a fear of insects. So examining one closely is a bit daunting for me.
I chose the least menacing of them, a loud, round, furry bumblebee. We have lots of them around here and uncovered a nest of them at the edge of the woods by the meadow the other day. They're large and not as fast moving as honeybees, looking more like flying teddy bears I think.
I'm still wondering how that weight balanced on the flowerhead...precariously of course.
This is an 8 x 10 piece in oils on gallery canvas. The first layers are down and detail will pull it together over the next couple of days.