Sunday, April 10, 2011

TOUCHDOWN!


















TOUCHDOWN!
36" x 24" (91.5cm x 61.0cm)
oil on canvas
SOLD

I think the bees are a tad more fuzzy and cuddly, disregarding the stinger of course, but for some reason, I suddenly find myself smitten with wasps at the present. We have a family of these critters living underground by the patio on our back yard. Since the day I saw one fly...make that lumber... by, looking a bit like a small bird in a bumblebee suit, we thought it best if we just left them alone. We are however planning to keep a close watch on the pups, wouldn't want one of them picked up and carried off.

19 comments:

  1. Your painting of this wasp is gorgeous. You have taken a being that I totally dislike and made me appreciate its beauty. I've had too many run-ins with these critters in my life to have any desire to allow them to live anywhere on my property. Kudos to you for allowing them to stay. I hope their stingers stay out of the four of you...

    -Don

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  2. ouch. scary. nicely done for sure.

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  3. Very nice. You caught it at an interesting moment. I do have a mental picture of it carrying a dog though, and that is pretty scary.

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  4. gosh,,, this is spectacular!!! awsome!
    love
    tweedles

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  5. A fabulous dancing bug! I stay away from all of them though. I am...er...squeamish!

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  6. Stunning! I love the composition...and the scale of the painting for such a relatively small subject. Gorgeous colors...wow, just love it.
    Brenda

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  7. You are the Queen Bee when it comes to painting bugs, I mean this is truly the bees knees. Ok done with my silly puns:) I'm glad you are enjoying wasps because I detest them:( They dive bomb us every year in our swimming pool, they like to drink the water. I absolutely love your composition when you do these large objects with their shadows and the white background, can't get enough of them. You should print some buggy note cards and prints.

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  8. I love the composition. Very good work.

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  9. Eak! I am officially traumatised!!! This is far too realistic!!!

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  10. I am always amazed by your bug paintings making the most humble being into a work of art, you are a true artist.

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  11. I was visiting "Sandraws", & your wasp was recommended as a must-see. It is phenomenal!

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  12. Hi Suzanne,

    I have been out of the loop, so I am glad I popped by to see what you have been up to. This is excellent. Aside from the amazing realism of the wasp, I LOVE the shadow! It is superb! This is another painting that would look so striking on the wall of a contemporary room.

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  13. I'm new to your blog and love your work. This piece is wonderful, the wasp has real presence.

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  14. Amazing! I always love the placement of these critters, very intriguing! Watch those doggies, if they get too close, they will attack, I have seen it happen when my son was little. It involved an ER visit. I have also seen my dogs fool with the hole and eat them and get stung!!! (I have crazy doggies)

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  15. extra extra extraordinary work! it makes my jaw drop!! true story!

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  16. You make creepy critters look fantastic. Love it.

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  17. Fantástica avispa!!!!!

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