|Great Yellow Bumblebees on Kidney Vetch and Sea Plantain © Tracy Hall 2015|
3" x 4" Watercolour on Arches
My latest painting is a small work painted in the miniature style featuring two Great Yellow Bumblebees. It was a special commission and the bees needed to be larger than life size. These bumblebees used to be found throughout the UK but are now very rare, only surviving in the far north of Scotland and the Northern and Western Isle Isles. We are lucky to still have them here in Orkney and I've been able to get some decent photos of them in the garden over the years, but for this painting they had to be shown on a bunch of Kidney Vetch (or woundwort) and Sea Plantain.
The Royal Miniature Society Exhibition is now over, but don't forget if you didn't get a chance to see it in person that the whole exhibition can be seen online - RMS 2015 Exhibition. You can also still see the Hilliard Society 2015 Exhibition and purchase enquiries are welcomed by both throughout the year.