Friday, May 27, 2016

BEE MY HONEY...



A few weeks ago, Sweetie and I went on a walk with a few university folk.  The walk was about Birds and Blooms so it was in a nature area looking at spring flowers and birds nesting.  Also, there was a downed tree and inside the tree - a honeycomb that had been deserted.  I brought a large piece home (there was a lot inside and one other woman took all the rest for beeswax candles) - it looks like a heart to me.

So that got me thinking about bees
and honeycombs
and possible paintings.




I had a couple of small (6 x 6 inch) stencils I'd purchased somewhere - one has a honeycomb pattern and one has numbers.  I also carved my own honeycomb stamp from materials I'd gathered earlier this year.





Drawing the shape, stamping the honeycomb stamps and number stamps, I am thinking about the bees and colony collapse and what will happen if we don't save the bees...how much of what we eat on a daily basis will just be gone?



Now I'll take some time and draw a few honey bees and trace them onto the paper - or maybe paint them onto watercolor paper and glue them onto the honeycomb?  

Obviously, I'm still at the thinking stage on this one and unsure where it will go.  But one cannot just disregard such a great reference as the honeycomb (and it smells so wonderful in my little art room, perfuming the air with the scent of honey and flowers).


6 comments:

Sadami said...

Wow.., Rhonda, it looks amazing and the smell would be wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Cheers, Sadami

debwardart said...

Great idea and I"m liking the painting so far. As a kid I used to chew the honeycombs - yum. Probably can't do that anymore since it would not be USDA inspected! LOL Looking forward to seeing it completed.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

That is a great object to have :) And I like the work as it is now, very shiny :)

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I like what you started so far. Yes...bees...I know they are so important, but when they are buzzing around me they make me nervous.

E.M. Corsa said...

Rhonda, this is incredibly exciting to me. What a great start and I am SO eager the see the finished piece. This is right up my alley!!!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks so much, Sadami, Deb (you're right - probably needs to be sterilized now!), Jennifer Rose, Carol and Elizabeth. The work continues...