Peony with Bees - "Beony"
This square card is blank inside, and measures 120mm x 120mm. It comes with a high-quality envelope sized 130mm x 130mm and is inside a cellophane wrapper.
Peonies and bees
The peony (Latin name Paeonia) is one of the world’s favourite flowers. The peony is named after Paeon (also spelled Paean), a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. Asclepius became jealous of his pupil; Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius by turning him into the peony flower.
It is inspired by Lux Aeterna from Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor, his last work.
This is what Nikki says about the picture itself:
“Early in the summer, I dropped off a commission to someone who has a garden full of peonies. The bees were going nuts; with 6 or 7 in each flower. It’s such a beautiful flower that’s out for just a brief moment each year; and I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t love peonies.”
Coloured pen, pencil and acrylic
Copyright Nikki McIvor and Wild Honey Art, 2015
DetailsPrinted on heavy 300 GSM card by local Greytown printer Lamb Peters.