Sunday, 20 September 2009

Bumble Bee & Goldenrod




2.5"X3.5" Gouache on paper

It is amazing how the drawing muscles atrophy when you don't use them. I found this really hard but I felt that I had to contribute something this weekend. I am still battling to finish painting my house and have spent about 20 hours at it over the last three days.

I am very fond of goldenrod, it is native here and consequently considered a weed. Worse than a weed actually because many believe that it is responsible for the seasonal outbreak of hay-fever. This is a myth, the pollen of goldenrod is disseminated by bees. it is the plain green ragweed, flowering at the same time, which is wind pollinated and the guilty party.

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