A painting or encaustic artwork entitled “My Apiary”.
|This is the first ever piece of encaustic art work I have done, and in fact only received my tools through the post this week.
I have chosen to layer the wax on a piece of rough wood to give the picture a more natural and rustic feel to it.
It represents the image of a hive that we see as we enter the field where we have set many against the hedgerows.
We moved some hives to a new field this year, where there is a lot more natural wild planting around the crops. The wetter weather this summer has given the field a leafy, jungle look with tall grasses, which has enveloped and framed the hives. There is some bright vividness amongst the greens from the clover, ragwort and poppies. The field has a surreal beauty and epitomises the wonder of nature with hares and rabbits (and pollinators) freely playing and red kites screeching overhead.
I enjoyed creating this snapshot although the wood was rather rougher to work with than I thought it would be.