And you thought it would be another honeybee painting!
No, this one is an abstracted painting, the reference photo one Sweetie took on a nature walk months ago. It's a close close close-up of moss on a fallen log. Pretty great photo and I wanted to try it.
This is just the first steps BUT
now that I see it, I see that mistake in composition (the whirly-gig type shape in the right side is a no no.) AND
I also wonder if maybe I should try this on gold gessoed paper (there are a lot of gold tones in the photo).
And speaking of gold gesso, Daniel Smith used to make it, then stopped making it for some reason. But now - YAY - they are back in business (artists probably called and asked for it to return). I just saw the latest Dick Blick catalog and it's in there - a bit pricey but it spreads on a lot of paper/canvas/board/whatever so lasts a long time. Get some and try it if you want to try painting on it as a ground - you can use watercolor (spray seal the painting when finished), acrylic and oil paints on it.
I have about a 1/4 pint tub left so may order another (just in case DS stops production again). And I think I will start over with the mossy painting on gold gessoed paper.