The welcoming sight and sound of a bee buzzing through my garden is when I know Spring has arrived. These lovely maidens bring joy to my heart while watching them dance over my borage to gather golden pollen sacs on their abdomens and legs. Theses ladies live to work for the betterment of the hive. My fear of them has now dissipated which didn't start until a few years after I started gardening in my early 40s. I wish I had an appreciation for them earlier in life. My hope is the artwork will give the viewers time to reflect upon the beautiful balance bees bring into our natural cycle.
Below you will see a collection of images showing the process of this oil painting. Enjoy!