I am in between projects right now.
After completing the hydrangeas I am in the beginning stages of my next big still life.
I have set my propts in place and am now working out a composition that really catches my eye. I have another intense drawing to do for this one and thought I needed a little side piece to work on as a break.
Enter Lady's Slippers and the Bumble Bee
Something a little different from me.
I have been really interested in the botanical illustration look of a detailed painting on a clean white background. That idea became, "What if I added a border design?", and then "What if that design became a stylized little illustration at the top?"and "What if I gave it a title space?"
It's more a sytlized illustration that may or may not become, dare I say, a series.
The bumble bees have been added because in my research I learned that the bumble bee is the only insect that can pollinate this lovely orchid.
WIP. I got to take out some toys and gagets for this one.
Just in case you're interested here is some interesting info on the Lady's Slipper orchid.