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Completed Shhh! The bee keeper is asleep...

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by arxo, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    A fun little project, painted in oils...
    Really enjoyed this one. The base was painted to resemble a bee hive with honey and yes, these are real bees...Note: No bees were hurt or killed in the process of making this mini...(they were, erm, dead already...)

    Hope you like it!
    All comments are welcome...

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  2. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    delicious and great Painted,but not like much the bees
    fabrizio
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  3. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you.

    I have to admit that the bees was a bold decision on my part. I wasn't sure how it will look with the actual (dead) bees on it. Got inspired by an article on a painted figure that they used a real tiny spider and I said 'weeelll, why not?'...

    My wife doesn't like it either...:cry:
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  4. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Well I like it......with the bees! It brings the honey comb to life! Very nice. Anthony
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  5. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Very unique piece... interesting idea.
    Only question: what do you think will happen to the bees over time? Or did you treat them somehow to perserve them?

    Colin
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  6. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    That is a question that only time will answer. I tried soaking one in resin water but it got instantly black. So for the remaining three that are on the base, I sprayed them with sealer, Mr. Clear I think, one that I have to spray minis and have a matte finish. And I am paying my son with Lego kits to keep away the bugs. ;-p
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  7. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    What about using glycerine to coat them? I know it's used to preserve botanical bits; maybe it'll work the same with the bees. I'd also try Future.

    Prost!
    Brad
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  8. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hope the bees not have died purposely for this job?:stop:
    Beautiful and lovely work.

    Pedro.
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  9. Gaudin A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    To bee or not to bee...that is a question.
    I guess few coats of hair spray laquer should keep them safer for longer, but ultimately they will crumble.
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  10. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nope, as I said, they were already dead...Thank you all...
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  11. amomfaretos Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Very brilliant and beautiful figure my congrats!!!!(y)
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  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great little scene and very colourful.
    Cheers
    John
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  13. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I like it. Nice little scene. Good imagination.
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  14. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well, is that not just the bees knee's!(y)
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