Friday, July 31, 2009

Bee Hive, Part 2

I got another commission to paint another bee hive for friends. The first bee hive depicted their lovely view from the Santa Cruz Mountains. This one would feature Magnolia blossoms, as this is the preferred food source for these particular bees.

The hive box arrived, all plain wood. Here I primed the sides & gave the front a coat of artist's grade gesso...

The finished box, all varnished & ready for it's new occupants. I'll post pics of that too when I get the opportunity!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coast Road

Apologies for the quiet this week. My mother is visiting from Vermont, and so the studio work is on hold for right now. Last week, in addition to working on the new paintings with bees, I also worked on another commissioned piece. I was asked to paint another custom beehive. So that one is completed and delivered. I'll be sure to post pictures of that project early next week. I'm not sure if the bees have been moved into their new home, but I sure hope that they like their pretty new digs.
I also wanted to mention that I got a thoughtful mention in a local blog. Check out the YouTube link she has on the site titled Pacific Coast Highway Drive. It gives you some idea of this local landscape that I'm exploring out here. Plus her site is a wonderful exploration of all things California Coast, in particular Highway 1.

Sunday, July 12, 2009