On one of this year's plein air days we entered Paulik Park and I was lucky enough to capture the beekeeper in the act. He was quite an imposing figure, looking like he came in from outer space. What a sight to paint. Thankfully I had taken a few photos of him at work.The beautifully decorated hives were spectacular surrounded by flowers and a railboard fence.
I am happy to say the painting was aquired for him. Unfortunately we learned that vandals destroyed the hives a few days later. It is so hard to believe this could happen.