An energetic drawing in charcoal and pastel of a Honey bee, the energy of the marks made by the charcoal hints at the energy of the bee itself. Throughout the spring and summer months I often take photos of the quiet bee industry that is going on in my garden (although not so quiet when you get up close!). It becomes a moment for slowing down, noticing nature’s details and appreciating the beauty around me. This drawing was very much inspired by these Bees in my own garden, handsome, purposeful, and energetic and this Artwork is an opportunity bring the Honey Bee’s natural energy into your home. This latest series of Charcoal based Artworks celebrates the beauty amongst our local Wildlife and introduces their energy through the materials used to describe them. I found that the beauty of nature became amplified through the past year of lockdowns and restrictions because the noise of the world, both audible and visual, was diminished, and this inspired me to create this new series which I hope you will love. About the Artwork: Original and expressive Charcoal drawing applied to a watercolour painting using sketchy and confident marks and smudges revealing the energy, emotion and processes in the making of it. An eraser and blender also becomes a drawing tool allowing me to shape, highlight and blend and watercolour adds a touch of colour. Painting is approx 24cm x 30cm on 300gsm textured watercolour paper and will be sent to you packaged in a cardboard box with a certificate of authenticity making it suitable as a gift.
Honey Bee charcoal and Watercolour painting on paper - 240mm x 300mm