November 18, 2015

The Flight of the Bumblebee

The Flight of the Bumblebee   6"x8"  watercolor on paper

A vintage-inspired illustration styled after the naturalists studies of old.
This painting is a scientific illustration and study of the bumblebee (bombus)

Featuring the species: 
White-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum), 
Red Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
and the Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum)

I am a nature lover through and through, and my affections towards naturalists is just additional proof of my being born in the wrong century.

I've always felt that bumblebees are happy little things, and I have even had the honor of petting one or two on occasion! They are indeed busy bees and pleasant in their work. Their delicate wings are so delicate and intricate that I continue to be in awe of them. 

The busy bee in me certainly admires the diligent little bumblebee.

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