mixed media: Watercolor & Prismacolor pencils
This painting was inspired by my dad. He’s a bee keeper and we are both allergic to bees. He chose to expose himself to bee stings over and over until he was able to mostly overcome the allergy. I have always had a much more severe reaction and can’t really do that. Not that I would be nuts enough to do that. My dad is a madman.
With a wink and a nod I acknowledge the love I have for my father, and the due respect I give the bees by placing a bee on the nose of what looks to be a nervous honey bear. I don’t hate them, I just appreciate them from a very far distance.