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A Bee-Pleasing Watercolor Sketch

Not yet into painting flowers, though aspiring one day to do so, I was experimenting the other day with a canvas covered with watercolor ground dried for about 48 hours when I tried to paint a pot of flowers nearby.  Distracted by something else for a moment, when I looked up at the canvas drying nearby, I saw this bee light onto one of the flowers I’d painted! Hence, this photo of a watercolor sketch with live nature right on top of it.  Who am I to question a bee’s taste in art? He or she flew off, apparently satisfied with the visit to this impressionistic floral scene.  Bees’ eyes see things differently, I know, but possibly something about the wet smell of the paint was more interesting than this sketch! Have to admit it.

Bee Painting

Illustration: Watercolor on watercolor ground over canvas with live bee by Black Elephant Blog author

 

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