I did it! Managed to complete a small painting in one day. 29 more days to go. Think I will see this more as a one day at a time challenge!
This is a 6x6 pastel painting from a photo I took of a bee checking out the wildflowers at the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve this spring.
This photo was taken about a week before I was managing my own honey bee hives only to find out that, after 5 years as a beekeeper, I have developed a severe allergy to a bee sting. Luckily, my distributor bought my hives and I still have access to local wild honey!
As a wildlife and children’s portrait artist, Sandy Brooks uses pencils and pastels to capture through art her awe for the untouched and untainted in today’s pressurized world. Her works express the innocent emotions of animals and children who explore the world as one with unlimited possibilities, unaware of the barriers that hold us back from our own happiness. Whether her subjects are humorous or striking or dramatic, the end result is always intimate and inspiring.