Created as part of the Great British Bee Count in conjunction with Artfinder and Friends Of The Earth.
*Please note, this artwork is currently on display at My Chelsea Hotel as part of the Friends of the Earth Great British Bee Count launch until 1 September. The work will be shipped immediately after that.*
The painting has been framed by Artfinder framer, Elie Eliat Touitou
Paintings price includes the frame.
50% of the profit from this painting with be donated to Friends Of The Earth UK to support their mission for a Healthier, Happier, Cleaner Earth.
Buy both the White tailed bumble bee and the Blaeberry bumblebee and get a refund on one freight cost.
A backdrop of bright turquoise much more visible in person, with hand written text in metallic silver.
Text - Bumblebees play a vitally important role which we shouldn't take for granted. They pollinate the crops that provide us with food to eat and the colourful flowers in our landscape. Without there 'free bee' service, many wildflowers could disappear. Key ingredients such as beans, peas, raspberries and tomatoes would be harder to produce and much more expensive without bumblebees. Only bumblebees are able to produce a high pitched sound created by buzzing. They do this by grabbing the flower, this is there method of pollination. Called buzz pollination, or sonication, it is used to release pollen which is more or less firmly held by the anthers. 24 bumblebees species are found in the U.K. British bee count 2016. White tailed bumblebee.
The White tailed bumblebee here is in work mode, it takes on a different look when the flower is removed.
This painting is 15.3 x 22 cm.
Prisma colour pencils, Old Holland Oil Paint and Posca paint pen on sealed 3mm MDF, Protected with fixative and UV varnished.