Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Flight of the Bumble Bee

 A new painting, using one of my digital microscope photos as reference.

The close up photo was one of a flowering top of lavender that had missed the trim back before winter set in.
The title comes from the fact that this is the close up view, seen from above - not a view we normally see, but a bee would!




Flight of the Bumble Bee


33 comments:

  1. Love the lavender! The flower, the colour, the fragrance! This is such an interesting view, great painting!

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  2. Oh I love this one Pat! So nice with only purple in different values. Such a great job!

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  3. thanks, Judy! So pleased you like the unusual view! xx

    Thanks, Renate, I like to try something different and its nice to know you like it :) xx

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  4. This is a good one Pat. Love the close up view and the colours. Beautiful xx

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  5. So weird where inspiration comes from! This is so lovely, a nice flow and plenty of interest in the shapes and tones.

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  6. Thank you, June. I love the close ups and its nice to know you do too :) xx

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  7. Oh my goodness Pat, this is a brilliant painting, absolutely love it:)

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  8. I just LOVE this colour! And the close up makes an interesting composition too :0)

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  9. A lovely wash and a lovely colors, Lavender is just a favorite.

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  10. Pat I love how you painted the dark background behind the lavender, so pretty.

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  11. What a cool painting, Pat!!! I love the bee's-eye view.

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  12. Hi Pat, very interesting view! I like it, wonderful color and wonderful..... abstract! Before reading, I thought you really painted an abstract! Great job indeed!! Ciao.

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  13. So creative! I love the colors and the looseness of this beautiful painting.

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  14. an interesting perspective. The bumble bee gets quite a view :)

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  15. A bee's eye view? Clever! And the color is great.

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  16. Lovely! Wonderful tones and values!

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  17. lovely, Pat! I like everything about this painting, color, composition, very well done

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  18. very pretty lavender, I like the concept of this :)

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  19. Thanks, Sharon. I've had a whole new world of painting opened up since the Christmas present of this microscope :) xx

    Thank you Ann! Brilliant is a wonderful accolade. xx

    Thanks Sandra. The colour is one of my favourite mixes. Just varying water content gives so many different hues :) xx

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  20. Thank you Jane. Glad you like it :) xx


    Thank you Maria. I love that background too :) xx

    Thanks Kathryn. Lovely viewpoint, I think. Though I'm sure a bee has a complex eye that won't necessarily see it like this! However, artistic license, you know :) xx

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  21. Thanks, Tito.
    You know, this is what I love about this digi microscope, I can paint reality but yet it looks abstract! Best of both worlds :) xx

    Thanks Sheryl - awesome is good :) xx

    Thanks, Christiane, I try to be creative and am pleased you think I've got there! xx

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  22. Thanks Jane. :)
    Has to be the bee, bluebottle doesn't sound as nice :) xx

    Thanks Ann. Little creatures do quite get a view, don't they? Different viewpoints - all right to themselves and all fascinating to me :) xx

    Thanks Linda. The world must look different to each species and its fun to paint another viewpoint :) xx

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  23. Thank you Vanten - and welcome! xx

    Thanks Robin. I enjoyed painting it :) xx

    Thanks Anamaria, its unusual yet beautiful . Glad you like it xx

    Thanks Kyla. I like to see things differently, part of being creative, I think :) xx

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  24. Hi Pat, I've just joined Paintingfriends - oh boy it looks like a minefield at the moment, can't quite work my way around it, or find how to add paintings, but will have to keep going back into it and see if dopey me can work it out:)

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  25. Oooh, wish I had a digital microscope!

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  26. Pat, this is inspirational. How fabulous to have a digital microscope. That must open up a whole new world.

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  27. Ciao Pat, wonderful! What colours!
    I love it very much.
    This colour is absolutely my favourite so...
    Ciao, Floriana

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  28. How fascinating, I love close ups of things, and seeing something from a different perspective. I really like this painting, well done you!

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  29. Digi Microscope...that has to have lots of fun possibilities! And lavender--such a good springy color. Let's get on with Spring!

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  30. What a lovely painting this is!

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