Wasps are evil but we can agree that they still look interesting.
Here is a bit of information about wasps:
"A wasp is any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant. The Apocrita have a common evolutionary ancestor and form a clade; wasps as a group do not form a clade, but are paraphyletic with respect to bees and ants.
The most commonly known wasps, such as yellowjackets and hornets, are in the family Vespidae and are eusocial, living together in a nest with an egg-laying queen and non-reproducing workers. Eusociality is favoured by the unusual haplodiploid system of sex determination in Hymenoptera, as it makes sisters exceptionally closely related to each other. However, the majority of wasp species are solitary, with each adult female living and breeding independently.
Wasps play many ecological roles. Some are predators or pollinators, whether to feed themselves or to provision their nests. Many, notably the cuckoo wasps, are kleptoparasites, laying eggs in the nests of other wasps. Many of the solitary wasps are parasitoidal, meaning they lay eggs on or in other insects (any life stage from egg to adult) and often provision their own nests with such hosts. Unlike true parasites, the wasp larvae eventually kill their hosts. Solitary wasps parasitize almost every pest insect, making wasps valuable in horticulture for biological pest control of species such as whitefly in tomatoes and other crops." - Wikipedia
I needed to do another animal painting, and while Wasps are not necessarily animals, they fit into the category. I am submitting it to an upcoming art fair and one of the themes is Animals. It is on a 16x20 stretched canvas and took me almost 3 hours to complete.
I was live during part of the painting and the rest was just recorded. I did put it together and create the fast version of the painting progression:
If you are interested in this painting, let me know. There will be a waiting list available for anyone that is interested in purchasing it.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Thank you for reading.
My page has reached 1600 likes and that triggered a painting giveaway!
The drawing will start May 26th, 2018 and end on June 1st, 2018 at 8:00pm pst. At 8pm pst on Friday June 1st, 2018, I will go live on facebook to randomly select 2 winners, using the help of my Alexa.
How do I do this?
I will put everyone that participated on a list, shuffle the names around, add numbers to all of the names and then ask Alexa to randomly choose a number between 1 and the last number. That will be the first person that wins. I will then do the same thing for the second person.
First Person - option to have a personalized painting done for them, or they can choose to pick one painting from a list of possible choices.
Second Person - get to pick one painting from a list of possible choices.
How do you participate?
The theme of the giveaway is Summer vacations. So if you would like to participate, all you have to do to enter the drawing is go to my facebook page and find the pined post which is on the giveaway and then comment with where you are planning on going for this summer, or if you don't have plans, you can comment with what your all time favorite vacation was.
That is it! You will be automatically entered into the drawing!
Lets have some fun!
A customer contacted me on Etsy to see if I had anymore of the koi paintings, but I unfortunately did not, so they asked if I would do another one for them. So I got to work and did another Mixed Media koi. I actually liked this one more because I used silver and gold paint to add a shimmer affect when you move it around.
I compiled all of the live videos into one, edited it to remove all of the non painting scenes and sped it up to show the progression.
Enjoy the video
If you are interested in having one of your own, or would like a commissioned/ personalized painting, contact me for more information. I'll be happy to help! I also offer free shipping on all orders.
I hope you enjoyed this painting! Let me know what you think in the comments.
Thanks for reading.