Bee Oil Painting on Canvas

Bee Oil Painting on Canvas

Posted in: Artwork

Here is an oil painting I’ve been working on called “Pollinate”, what do you think? These little dudes have an important part to play in maintaining our planets ecosystem. Bees pollinate the food we eat, plus many trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife.

Adding paint to canvas…

Bee Oil Painting on Canvas 01

I wanted this oil painting to be soft and gentle, hence the bee on a flower, light shades of purple and violet. I rarely paint with oils, it is a tricky medium to master.


With a background colour set, it was time to get to work on the flower and bee.

Bee Oil Painting on Canvas 03

Did you know that bees are especially attracted to violet, blue, purple, and yellow flowers. Lavender is an all-time favourite plant for bees.

Bee Oil Painting on Canvas 04

I wanted the plant and background colour to work well together.

Bee Oil Painting on Canvas 05

I then proceeded with the bee, adding its distinctive black and yellow colours and patterns, something to help them avoid predators.

Bee Oil Painting on Canvas 06

It was then about texture and detail, making the bee look fluffy and cute.

Original Bee Painting on Canvas for Sale

This particular oil painting is going to be displayed at the 2022 Haslemere Art Society exhibition. Most years I create something new for this exhibition, it is an honour to participate. Why a bee? Well… bees help to preserve the ecological balance of nature, so I thought I’d paint one. If you would like to commission an original oil painting on canvas or any other artwork then please let me know. I have listed a few of my arty links below, thanks for visiting…

Sea Life Art
Tidy illustrations
Artwork Posts

Hello! Thank you for visiting my website and checking out this post. Please email me if you'd like to work together, or message me via social media.

Other News...

Do I need ISO Certification?

Now here is an interesting question; do I need ISO Certification? My core business Tidy Design works with lots of different sectors and industries, there is rarely a dull moment and always something new to learn. Tidy Design clients vary from NHS midwifery departments to ISO Certification consultants. They say variety is the spice of…

Read More

Original Southsea Artwork for Sale

So… I decided to frame a few more pen sketches. Above you will see Southsea Castle and South Parade Pier, two places I love to visit in Southsea. Since my divorce and moving back into Southsea, I have slowly been framing and hanging more artwork. If you like these Southsea pen sketches and would like…

Read More

Petworth Park Tree Drawing

Looking for a bespoke piece of artwork for someone special? Maybe you’d like an illustration of their favourite pet or a drawing of their favourite place? Whatever your artist requirements are, I’d be delighted to help. Creating meaningful art is an awesome process. To produce an original piece of artwork, a “one of a kind”,…

Read More

Logo Designer in Southsea, Portsmouth

Over the years I have designed lots of logos, helping businesses with their brand identity. My core business is called Tidy Design and we have been creating bespoke websites, logos and company branding since 2007! Above is a logo design for a local hotel, it is one of a few logos I created for the…

Read More

Artist & Designer in Southsea, Portsmouth

Need some creative input on a project? Looking for an original drawing, painting or logo design? I'd be delighted to help with any artwork, graphics, content creation, SEO or web design projects. Why not check out my artwork posts below...

More Artwork

A Website & Graphic Designer, Artist & Digital Marketing Consultant in Southsea, Portsmouth

Registered Address: 29c Clarendon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 2ED.