watercolor on Fabriano Artistico cold press
18 x 12.5 cm
This is a larger than life bee painted from a photograph I took last summer. They visit my lavender pots regularly. It has become unusual to see this type of bee because it is, sadly, in decline.
I mixed the black body using Viridian Green, Alizarin Crimson Red and French Ultramarine Blue. I prefer to not use black from a tube. I like this method because it enables the creation of more interesting shifts of color.
(my work in progress)