First, I found an oval shaped rock. Unfortunately, I chose one that was rather rough. Painting it took much longer than it should have because I had to make sure to get paint into all the little dips and crevasses. Also, this caused double drying times between steps.
|Beatrice and Alfie Beginnings|
Once that had dried, I painted it yellow. If you're wondering why I didn't just paint it yellow first, painting over white brightens the color.
|Bright Yellow Makes for a Happy Bee|
Once this had dried completely, I painted the black stripes.
|Will the horizontal stripes make Beatrice look fat?|
Finally, I painted the wings and Beatrice's face.
When she was completely dry (and after I painted some pupils into her eyes) I sprayed her with lacquer and set her outside with Alfie.
|Sun Bathing Insects|
This isn't their final location. I'll place them where ever I think some color and interest are needed. And in Alfie's case, where ever there's a severe lack of sarcasm.
Allsop Firefly Solar Garden Art with Glass Calla Lily