I have a huge collection of antique charts and maps. Because they are from the 1800s, the copyright has expired, and I am free to reproduce them onto a good paper and paint on them. The design work can be intense so once again it's that fine line - controlled chaos.
I love bees and frequent this subject often, I haven't seen many bees on my rosemary bush this year so I've painted this queen. Hopefully she can lure some others to come for a visit.