Saturday, 7 June 2014

Busy Bees


Every time I go into the garden I'm surrounded by bees!

They're so preoccupied and never seem to take a break from their busy work, flying from one flower to the next. 





Not a day goes by when I don't have to shoo one or two of them out of the house! 







My day seems to be so filled with them that it's inspired me to make a painting. Here below are a couple of sketches I've done where I wanted to try out the idea of a girl wearing a beehive and I got to practise drawing bees too! 


 These are only in my sketchbook so my next project will be to make a 'real' painting quite similar to this but with more detail :) so do please come back soon and I'll show you my finished piece. :)

Bye for now! xx

12 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Sweet bees ,,,I especially like the shot on the window edge. Lovely artwork as always. Have a sunny weekend!

lynne h said...

jess, i'm so impressed by the bees... i love seeing them here. and i love your paintings!

as always, thank you for the inspiration. : )

xoxo

Jean Berryessa said...

Love the art. Your colors are right on. Pictures are great. Wondering what camera you use?

CJ said...

Wonderful photos and wonderful art as well, I do so love bees. There seem to be lots around this year which is good. I've been trying to take photos as well, but with much less success than you!

Anne said...

What cute bees they are so furry!
The bees over here don't look like that. We have honey bees and native bees. That have a blue stripe they called the blue banded bee.

Do they sting?


Anne said...

What cute bees they are so furry!
The bees over here don't look like that. We have honey bees and native bees. That have a blue stripe they called the blue banded bee.

Do they sting?


Introverted Art said...

it is good to see them. I am so worried they might just disappear

Hillside Garden said...

Wonderful painting, in German I would say: Die Bienenkönigin!

Sigrun

Kyra Wilson said...

That's so funny, I'm drawing bees right now too! We have a tree that is covered in flowered every year, and we are always visited by tons of bumblebees because of it.

Jess said...

Thankyou everyone! I'll be uploading the finished painting soon. :)
Jean, the camera I use is a Canon IXUS 115 HS.
Anne, yes they do sting! They're furry to keep warm in our cold country! ;)

Martina said...

What would we do without bees? Since they are an endangered species now, i so hope we can protect them! Love your sweet drawing too! Have a fun week!

Karen said...

Wonderful to see all the bees. I love that photo of the bee in the window it looks as if it's stretching or doing aerobics. :)
Love the drawing too! x