Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Honey Bear

{Oil on Board, 2010}
I finally finished this yesterday. It had been sitting untouched on my art desk for a week. The simple shapes and heavier acrylic underpainting made this a quicker piece than most. Painting in oil has been a journey since college and I am always trying to find ways to make it more efficient... because, hey, time is money. My favorite part of this piece is the fur on the bees' bodies.

9 comments:

Aja said...

I think she looks darling. About how much time did you spend on this?

Shirley said...

Wow, what a sweet bear! This turned out wonderfully..I love the fur and the honey dripping...great job!!

Leen Christens said...

Well done! I don't find it easy to work with acrylic and oil paint, so I am amazed how beautiful paintings people can make with this medium.

Candace Trew Camling said...

Aja-
It took between 4-6 hours to do.. which is quicker than my normal 8-10+ hours.

Lisa M Griffin said...

So cute! Such a big happy bear. Wonderful piece.

Printing Quotes | UPrinting Coupons said...

Cool! It looks really great! :D It's also nice to hear that your skills are improving, since you did this faster than usual!

Cheers!

Heather said...

oh isn't he the cutest bear. I love the whole piece. It really turned out nicely. Looks like a cover from a children's book!

Brine Blank said...

Bee bodies and like how you handled the honey around the honey dipper...always inspiring!

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....