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The Bumblebee and Sunflower – Mixed Media painting

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The Bumblebee Mixed Media painting Bumblebee
Here is another wonder to consider how our planet functions. The Bumblebee is not supposed to fly.
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – POA @ this link

THE POEM

We say
Impossible

I say
Incredible

The pollinator
No procrastinator
Busy bee
Without a fee

The chain link
For you and me
Pollen unseen
Impregnate
Male
Female
Germinate

The conveyer
Underneath
An ozone layer
The skeptic slayer

Fruit
Vegetable
Dinner set
A valuable player

You’re one
Who should not fly

We say
Impossible

I say
Incredible



THE STORY

This painting was inspired by one of my business mentors during our Covid-19 lockdown. The challenge was, “Do something you have not done before and use materials you would normally throw away. Don’t waste anything”! Mixed Media painting Bumblebee

I found wasted art paper with dirt and acrylic splashes as a suitable challenge. I added leftover watered thinned acrylic and turps oil paint from other projects with no true color coercion. This happened over a few projects then placed on the back burner for another day. A few months later I was having a studio tidy-up and seeing the paper refreshed my memory to the challenge. I searched out an old wedding photograph frame to fit, ripped the paper edges thought, “What next”? The mix of background colors seemed to suit something floral and yellow. This time I squeezed tubes of yellow and red treating the work with an expressionist impasto vibrance. I splashed more dribbles added an interpretation of sunflower seeds and finished it off with a flurry of led pencil strokes. It was a pleasurable experience … but … something was missing!

After another hiatus, this thought occurred “Why not a watercolor pencil, photorealist bird in flight”? Realizing it looked like an expressionist garden scene the AHA moment had arrived and a bee would better suit flying toward the flower.

Of course, it had to be a Bumblebee.

Why the Bumblebee

If you think about it, the Bumblebee is a Big Wonder on this planet plus its size and shape would fill the picture nicely.

I googled bumblebee and discovered a lot of information, elevating my wonder at the design and place in the ecology chain.

Rather than writing the story, I attach these links to what I learned.  Deep Look, David Attenborough,  Science Mag, Wikipedia.

The philosopher’s thoughts

The philosopher’s desire to seek the meaning of life is open for all mankind. To seek and be found in the desire of an intelligent person will only stir deeper passion and its genuine truth seekers will find its key.

As the New Zealand Maori say, “What is in the Kete (Basket) of knowledge you are looking for when you seek a lifestyle to enjoy? Many doors will open to a genuine seeker. True spirituality gives new life and meaning in all our senses, body soul, and spirit. Dwelling in our physical world includes the universe, becomes a fascination beyond comprehension.

Science, education, entertainment, government all take on a different meaning when the light shines and the fact that a bumblebee can fly then becomes a no-brainer. The bumblebee should fly because the way it is engineered means it is meant to fly. And fly it will as it fulfills its purpose in ecologies welfare.

 


STATUS and MATERIALS

ORIGINAL FOR SALE  * Bid or tender for the original artwork. All offers considered around $2,500
Painted with, acrylics, watercolor pencil, lead pencil on, waste fine art paper. Protected with 3 coats of UV archival spray.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.

15 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS * 
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960  |  650 x short side – $650
Printed on long-life archival canvas. Protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival spray.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images are planned to be exhibited on Women’s Fashions through Vida and multiple product lines at Fine Art America


SHIPPING
  • Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
  • The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
  • Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.

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