Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bee Patient

I sketched this little girl the other night and really took my time in thinking how I'd paint her up. I got started and things were going so well until I speared black on her white translucent wing and had to change them up a bit. Then..........JUST as I was putting finishing touches on her, she got a HUGE black smudge on her face! I took the end of my paintbrush and dabbed spots on the bee's antennae and somehow my sleeve caught it before it dried, smearing them and landing on her face :( Grrrrrrrrrrr

This is the point where the heart stickers (bandaids) came into play. Since this is in my art journal, there was no way of really correcting the smudges. I tried but they got worse and the paper started to tear away.

Oh well, lesson learned. PATIENCE, Darla............patience!

Happy Ground Hog Day! I hope he gives us what we want...........EARLY SPRING!!


Fotf said...

Hi Darla,

I love this, caught my eye straight away. As i've been all about honey for the last two plus weeks i guess the bee was mean't to be noticed. Brilliant :)

Michele Lynch Art said...

She's wonderful!! Love her "bandaids" LOL I've done the same thing, not waiting for something to dry :oP She's really cool though I love her hair and eyes! xo Michele

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh Darla, Darla, Darlaaaaaaaaaa!
She is BEAUTIMOUS!!!!! I love her with her beautiful bandaides!!!!


You truly blow me away!


Mary said...

well your corrections made her that much more adorable!!

Micki Wilde said...

Well for all her corrections she sure is Bee-utiful ;o)
ok I know *groan*

Seriously though, she is lovely, very pretty colours and a softness to her that I like a lot!!


Micki x

JessiVille said...

Hi Darla, She's a cutie! I understand your frustrations but you certainly turned it around and made them work for you. She's fabulous! I needed her message on patience today!

Cathy Bueti said...

Darla she is so cute bandaids and all! I too am very impatient when I paint! I could totally relate to this post! I love her! :)

rachel awes said...

what bee autiful encouragement!!!
love her! xo

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

She is just precious Darla. I love her bandaids. It can be hard to be patient when you are working and don't want to stop and wait for something to dry. :) But I think it turned out wonderfully!

Rona Gregory said...

She's lovely Darla! I know the feeling well...I no longer wear long sleeves when painting lol! Bit like when I turned my goddess upside down so i could get at the bottom of the canvas more easily and then used a gel pen that you put pressure on the nib to get ink out, yes it ran...all up her face!

Ro xx

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

There are no mistakes, just happy accidents, and this painting proves that ! She is so lovely !