This piece was a joy to create, and I've had so much fun working with her, that I'll probably go back and continue to change things a bit. This is the second piece in a series of ethereal, floral paintings of black women I'm working on. This one is based on freesia flowers. But for this one, I decided to add in bees (how could I not, with the color scheme!). I also decided to play around with the surreal a bit and make her not the queen bee, but the hive itself; their home. The piece is done entirely in pastels.