|Hornet's Nest, Acrylic on Gessoboard, 6"x6", $100|
This painting is of a hornet's nest that I collected last fall. I found it hanging from a low shrub so it was easy to reach (it is also only a couple of inches across). I waited until a hard frost had killed off the occupants, then snipped the twig it was attached to. Paper hornet's nests seem so incredibly delicate and are actually quite beautiful. I was lucky to get this nest since most of them are destroyed by an animal or bird looking for the larvae within days of a hard frost.
Note: This painting is available for purchase on Daily Paintworks (icon for my gallery at right.)