A bay-watch day in the sun celebrated with the most popular and iconic, kiwi kids toy - Buzzy bee - first designed and produced in the 1930s by a German guy living in New Zealand. It's popularity mushroomed after the war with all those baby boomers. How wrong is this? a hot babe riding a child's toy on the beach. Of all the PinUps I've painted, I have to say, I had the most fun painting and naming this one.
A3 :: 17 x 10" // Limited Edition :: 100
A2 :: 23 x 14" // Limited Edition :: 50
A1 :: 33 x 16.5" // Limited Edition :: 25
A0 :: 47 x 23.5" // Limited Edition :: 10
Fine Art reproductions are made by taking 4-6 photographs of my originals and stitching them together. This way there’s more information to create a crisp print at the same size as the original painting. Then they’re printed and colour matched, a process called proofing which can take several frustrating hours before the first usable copies finally roll out ‘hot off the press’ using lightfast inks on archival 310g Hahnemühle paper, which is not actually paper, it’s ripped up cotton rags. Hahnemühle is the brand of paper - an excellent paper mill that started in 1584 Germany.
AN INTERESTING FACT: During the Second World War, the company created paper for the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt's efforts to produce counterfeit British banknotes as part of Operation Bernhard.
Each Limited Edition print is embossed, hand signed and numbered by me the artist. Remember paper prints that are framed will see it's lifetime double that of one left in it's tube under your bed.
For further reading, here's the Artist's Statement
Original: SOLD - Sayers Collection - 1500 x 750mm