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Monet sketch

Monet memories

Went to the National Gallery in Ottawa a few days back. Did a sketch of one of the Monet pieces. Okay, it’s a rough pencil drawing done while standing, jostled by the crowds of other onlookers, but it gave  me a look into the techniques Monet was using.

Quick sketch of a Monet painting.
Quick sketch of a Monet painting.

Interesting how he drew to a single vanishing point. And if you look at the bottom, that’s his wife. Arm stuck out the back, wearing a turban(?) and neat bustle dress.

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Bee buzz

Portrait of a bee traveling through time
The bee flies through time and space gathering, exploring, seeking.
The bee flies through time and space gathering, exploring, seeking.
This is my totem, calling to all bees

You see there was a distinct and slightly terrifying lack of bees in my area this year. My locust trees flowered, an event that normally attracts so many bees, standing next to the trees you have to shout to be heard over the roar.

A neighbor has one of those apple trees that fruits tastier and sweeter apples than others. He claims there were lots of flowers but no bees. There is no fruit.

So my painting/drawing is calling all bees. I hope you come back. We miss you.

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