Painting begins with my signature followed by white and yellow highlights.
Bee's stripes required three layers of paint, and irises are on second coat of purple.
The stars are added one at a time using a cocktail stick.
Pausing to check the work from the front.
Letting the paint dry and then adding in the background.
Most of my painting is done using a 10x0 brush, however the background is blended using a 4 brush cut at a 45 degree angle.
The final work.
All boxed up for the buyer.
This painting was a commission. The subjects were an amateur boxer and his wife, Iris, who were related to the commissioning client. The mini beasts were inspired by the Mohammed Ali quote, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
Find out more by reading Q&A with a Commissioning Client under 'Press: In Print and Online' in the menu below.