|Breakfast and the Bee|
18 x 12
Pastel on UArt 500 Sanded Paper
I observed this Gila Woodpecker early Sunday morning foraging for his breakfast. He was watching the bees buzz about as he set himself down to what was previously their breakfast. I liked this particular one since he was focused on the bee and the patch of red shows on the top of his head.
This painting is an addition to the Desert Breakfast Club series (Saguaro Side Up, Balanced Breakfast, Home Sweet Cholla, Breakfast Fruit Cups and Breakfast Party of Two). However, this is the second round, so I was searching mentally for how to add these into the club. The first series was named after a John Hughes film "The Breakfast Club", but what about this next group? Well they are second - so Second Breakfast....and an homage to The Fellowship of the Ring:
"I don't think he knows about second breakfast. What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner?"
Here's a couple of progress shots.