Twee Bees

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Twee Bees, art by Amy Crook

Twee Bees by Amy Crook

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:

Twee Bees, detail, by Amy Crook

Twee Bees, detail, by Amy Crook

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.

Twee Bees, work in progress, by Amy Crook

Twee Bees, work in progress, by Amy Crook

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.

Twee Bees, framed art by Amy Crook

Twee Bees, framed, by Amy Crook

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