Thistle and Bee
I finished a new mini painting this week. This painting is based on a huge thistle that was almost completely covered with bees and butterflies. I was struck by the fierce thorns loaded with delicate butterflies and tiny honey bees. Having had experience wrestling this extreme thorny plant from my yard, I normally view thistle as a terrible weed. Seeing it covered with dainty bees and butterflies gave me a different viewpoint of thistle. I wanted to paint the beauty that exist in this plant. I am pleased with how the painting turned out.
You can find this mini at my Etsy shop.