Bumblebee in Winter

You can even see his little tongue!

I chose to paint some bees over the holidays as there seems to be a lot of the little guys around. There was one lying on the ground exhausted in front of where we live, so we took him in and fed him sugar syrup from a spoon to give him a bit of a boost to get where he was going.

These winter bees were done on cold pressed and Yupo watercolour paper using Indian ink and watercolours.

Fiery Grey Squirrels

I was commissioned a new squirrel piece and in typical Laura fashion — I get carried away and
produce three! 

There’s a surprising amount of orange in the grey squirrels fur,  so I’ve over dramatised this to create a fiery effect using watercolours and inks.

The homeless couple of squirrels are now inhabiting my shop, whilst the other lives happily across the pond.