Thursday, July 22, 2010

she had made a promise to the bees

oil painting on birch panel
10 inches square
sold

for probably close to a year i've had the desire to paint something with a combination of bees and icebergs and when i stumbled across the superstition that it was bad luck carry bees over water this painting immediately formed in my mind.

and other bits of news:
i'll be at the sun valley center arts and crafts festival next month and i'm thrilled to be part of a show here in portland - little winter: a handmade market

10 comments:

blue china studio said...

This is a beautiful painting. I love the mystery created by the combination of icebergs and bees.

I'm wondering what that promise was....

Off to look at your new blog.

Cotton Picker said...

Nice to see you posting again and I hope you are able to do so on a regular basis. I always look forward to seeing your new work.

renilde said...

Hello Amanda,I'm definitely a fan of your work,love the atmospheres you create, your interpretationns, as well in colour as in composition, are beautiful and you create real characters.

Juliette Crane said...

LOVE the depth in this painting and hearing the inspiration behind it! thank you so much for sharing!

best wishes,
juliette

rachel awes said...

this touches my soul.
beautiful!

VIILHVILE said...

Stunning paintigs! Can very easily see one at the wall here in Norway :)

illie said...

sweetlord this is pure magic...

Nancy Gene Armstrong said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ONE.Your art is always something to stir the imagination. You just get better and better. Bees and ice burgs-nice.

Tracy Viverretta said...

A hive in a boat against the backdrop of chunks from an iceberg...lovely!

amanda blake said...

A much belated thank you to everyone.