Long live this Queen; in justice and nectar may she reign.
This Queen Bee came to me as a surprise. The idea for her just showed up one day, so I sketched her out. Then I completed a watercolor study. But this version.. it sort of fell by the wayside. And then one night I put acrylic paints on my canvas and worked and worked until she was done. I was nervous about that purple at first too, but I couldn’t be happier with how the finished piece came together.
(Here is my watercolor study for the initial concept.)
Both the original watercolor and acrylic versions have sold. A few “Royal Edition” framed prints of the acrylic Queen have sold as well, but remaining prints and some nice vinyl stickers will be in the shop soon.