knapweed buzzing

bees on knapweed - allotment bristol - gouache & wax crayon -  c. A3

bees on knapweed – allotment bristol – gouache & wax crayon – c. A3

Focusing on knapweed. in the morning I returned to ink pen drawing… filling sheets to explore the details that I felt least sure of… mainly how to capture the bumblebees but there were new species of hoverfly that I hadn’t sketched & I wanted to look more in detail at the character of the knapweed. Easy to make generic patterns that miss new minute observed ‘truths’.

bees & hoverflies on knapweed - allotment bristol - ink pen -  c. A4

bees & hoverflies on knapweed – allotment bristol – ink pen – c. A4

red-tailed bumblebees on knapweed - allotment bristol - gouache & wax crayon -  c. A3

red-tailed bumblebees on knapweed – allotment bristol – gouache & wax crayon – c. A3