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.