Bees on Lavender
Saturday, 24th July 2004
I miss the old ash tree behind Barbara's Mum's, it always made a good subject. Today I have to settle for one of the hawthorns in the old hedge dividing back gardens. The challenge is to make some sense of the overall texture of the foliage. At least the stems give some structure to the squiggles.
Starlings fly in and out in small groups, dividing their foraging time between back gardens and the adjacent playing fields.
I drew this with a Pentel Parallel Pen.
Two kinds of bumblebee are visiting the lavender: a larger, one inch long, bee with an ochre/brown thorax and an ochre/brown/white abdomen and a smaller marmalade-coloured variety which is about half an inch long.
Richard Bell, email@example.com