Sunday, December 5, 2010
Couldn't help myself. The insects were calling. I have so much to do but I really felt like finishing this, so I gave myself a few hours away from my to do list as a present today. There's commissions and certificate work to be done, but of course, being moi, all I wanted to do is paint what isn't time sensitive. Typical.
This is the largest insect I've painted to date. Since I started doing them a few years back, working on a larger canvas has been my goal. If you've followed my blog, you know how long it takes me follow up on my projects, and the insects have been buzzing around in my head for some time now.
I think the negative space makes more of an impact on a larger canvas and by placing the bee's bum just off the bottom and turning him to look as thought he's thinking about taking flight, I think it created an interesting composition.
I wasn't able to put this in the PayPal button copy but if you are interested in owning Bee One, shipping and handling are on me.
Posted by suzanneberry at 2:20 PM
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I first found your paintings through your insects. I've been working on some insects myself. I'm glad you're back to them. Your work is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your insects are some of my favorites and I'm so inspired by your work. Great job!ReplyDelete
I LOVE it! Bees are special little guys (or should I say girls). My boyfriend started keeping bees a few years ago, and it's been so interesting to learn about them. I have it in my head to do a painting of them too, but you beat me to it! I really love the white background, it really makes the bee stand out!ReplyDelete
You are way too funny! You should get your writing published, I just read most of your "pugged" post to my family, and we were quite entertained, it is hilarious! This is coming from a house that has a pug here (most of the time) and he whines and dances if he sees an animal of any sort, I mean even crabs, on the tv. He comes running in from another room if he hears familiar music from an ad with an animal. He hops from person to person, as he is doing right now. I can't imagine 2 together. They warn when my son is thru with grad school, (and they move) that there will be more than one pug in this mix. We have 3 big dogs, so seeing this "little" guy with such personality and energy is so amazing. The clothing part is huge here, too. We have a nice new red sweater for our outings.ReplyDelete
Anyways, we are enjoying your well written verse on these endearing creatures, keep em coming!
By the way, I LOVE this bee painting, I wish I did it!
my moms said HOLY SMOKES!!!!ReplyDelete
That is one incredible bee.
That bee looks to real.. like he will fly off the paper.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bee painting!ReplyDelete
Bee-a-utiful! What a wonderful bit of respite you've provided for yourself. I bet you take a renewed vigor to your 'time sensitive' projects after finishing this bee-a-uty. You should feel proud!ReplyDelete
WOW! Only you can wow us with a bee.ReplyDelete
Bee utiful it is.
What a striking painting. I love that negative space and your placement of this bee-u-ty.ReplyDelete
I can identify with your need to work on what you want rather than the duty work. Sometimes you just have to.
This is wonderful!ReplyDelete
incredibly real! the shine on its black limbs and the wings...everything looks perfect!The composition is very good, too.ReplyDelete
Always nice to take a "vacation" for yourself and the real bonus is finishing this beautiful and unique painting.ReplyDelete
I could get corny and say this painting is "the bee's knees" but I wouldn't do that to you:-) Would love to see this actual size - I can well imagine how impressive it is - the bee looks very real!ReplyDelete
The bee is perfect and the negative space draws you in. What a beauty.ReplyDelete
oh i love this.ReplyDelete
That is simply amazing!! :) Gorgeous as ever Suzanne. And I don't even like insects, like not even a little bit.ReplyDelete
What??? This isn't a photo? You are waaaaay too good, dude!ReplyDelete
Great job on the last two paintings. Love those pugs!ReplyDelete
Beeeutiful! Love the composition and its size, must look stunning.ReplyDelete
That is terrific, Suzanne!!!! I love the negative space, makes the bee that much more prominent. Fabulous!!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful as usual! What incredible detail. I crown you detail queen bee. :)ReplyDelete
Hooray! The bugs are back! LOVE this.ReplyDelete
You brave girl. This is so awesome! I hope some lucky person finds it under their tree. Really, Suzanne... bugs? How did you dare get so close to photograph it????ReplyDelete
Wonderful, wonderful piece!ReplyDelete
Dear Suzanne.... If there ever seemed a proper occasion or moment... for "Me" to offer the word "Masterpiece" to a friend as a compliment... then this "Bee One"!!!ReplyDelete
The accurate detail and depiction of this bee... ever so carefully placed using...as "You" mentioned and intended... totally off centre... creates a high feeling of tension!Wonderfully composed!
How fortunate for all of us... that "You" managed to get your Self.... "Un- Pugged"... couldn't resist!
Always a pleasure to visit your blog... and thank "You" for the generous compliment you left me on mine! Much appreciated... and valued!
Good Painting!... Warm Holiday Greetings!
Just amazing, the color and composition. Your bugs are always my favorites.ReplyDelete
I love this! Wish I knew how big your canvas was on this one. I've gone to large canvases lately and find it liberating. I REALLY struggle to do the 6x6s.ReplyDelete