July 3, 2022

A painting or encaustic artwork entitled “Pollination”.

Entrant ID:  1042567 Entrant Name:  Gill Brewer
Description: “Pollination”
A watercolour painting of a honeybee Apis mellifera foraging on Phacelia tanacetifolia.
Phacelia is increasingly popular both as a green manure and in seed mixes planted for pollinators. The flowers are purply-blue, a favourite colour of bees. As a forager moves from flower to flower, pollen sticking to the bee’s hairy body is transferred from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another, pollinating the flower. The characteristic dark-blue pollen can often be seen carried on the legs of foragers returning to the hive and stored in brood combs as food for the bees.
Entry: 1042567-19
Result: rosette-red

 

Entrant ID:  1045105 Entrant Name:  Beverley Underwood
Description:

‘POPPY POLLINATION’1045105-19i

I CHOSE A ‘POPPY’ AS THE INSPIRATION OF THIS ENCAUSTIC ARTWORK AS REMEMBERANCE DAY HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS.

ITS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THIS YEAR THAT WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE SACRIFICED THEMSELVES TO SECURE AND PROTECT US

THE ARTWORK WAS PRODUCED USING BEESWAX FROM OUR OWN HIVES, MELTED DOWN WITH VARIOUS COLOUR WAXES.

 ON SMALL CANVASS BOARD I APPLIED THE WAXES USING A VARIETY OF BRUSHES, SCAPERS & A HEATED ‘MINI IRON’

1045105-19iiThe Exhortation

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Entry: 1045105-19
Result: rosette-gold