Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Honey and Roses

Honey and Roses
Copyright 2014 Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
-Robert Green Ingersoll 

This is a still life painting of peonies and roses from my garden.  I did two version of it one with a yellow background and one with a red background which I will post next week. This yellow one started with a first layer of paint where I abstractly depicted Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee."  I can still taste the honey.

Below are two photos of the work in progress where the underpainting can still be seen.

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