90) Blue Grassland by Liz Biesty - companion to 90bee - Nomada argentata, the Silver-sided Nomad Bee
As a printmaker and gardener living in Somerton I wanted to illustrate the habitat for the Silver-sided Nomad Bee which forages on blue scabious flowers in the Dorset grasslands nearby. I love colour and pattern and using this most beautiful wild flower as a starting point I explored a variety of blue hues by hand colouring and mono printing onto Japanese papers. From this I carefully selected and placed torn papers to form a collage which was then enhanced by tiny decorative pieces of Japanese Chigoyami paper and finally the deep etched line of dry point depicting a Blue Grassland.
Collage with dry point
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