Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Wednesday is for weebley bees!
I swear, every time I go to deliberately paint bees, they come out painfully twee. And yet, I can’t help but really like this happy, tubby little guy:
You can see above how the wings are actually little droplet-shaped salt pools, as well as the usual rounds for the blue flowers. I’m experimenting a bit with actually making things out of my salt art and not just abstracts, and this is the first of them.
I used a paintbrush to pull the colorless pools (no ink in the wings) into wing-like shapes, though I found the salt tended to form a bigger crystal at the pointy end. Also, the bees ended up with just one wing each, oops.
They do look rather charming in a frame, though, which is a bonus.