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Busy Buzzy Bee

  • A bee-loved toy

    Buzzy Bee is a "bee-loved" Fisher Price toy, first introduced in 1950, and produced for over three decades.

  • The focal point of this piece is the bee, suspended by a string but part of the action in the chalk drawing.  The use of the string motif not only adds to depth and realism, but also helps guide the eye up and down the image. To achieve the chalky surface look, I drew on the painted background with white oil pastels, then erased just like you would do with a real chalkboard.

  • Other details

    I actually have all three versions of Buzzy Bee.  One is the queen bee with a little crown, one is orange and black, and another is the classic one you see in this painting.  Buzzy Bee was one of the most popular toys produced by Fisher Price, full of action and sounds, with antennae on springs that move and bounce, wings that turn with a "bzzzzz" sound as it is pulled.

  • All Richard Hall prints are limited edition and hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

    All of our prints are finished with a coating that protects the print and enhances light-fastness; we use the highest quality pigmented inks with an estimated lifetime of 118 years.

    Canvas giclées: Edition of 50 (for all sizes), signed and numbered on the back of the piece. Archivally mounted or stretched and hand-coated with protectant. Framed canvas giclées are hand-framed in our studio with an espresso-colored frame with gold-tone lip. Unframed canvas giclées should not be framed with glass.

    Paper giclées: Edition of 250 for 12” x 16” sizes; edition of 125 for 18” x 24”. Printed on high-quality, acid-free paper and comes with a hand-cut mat that fits into a standard-size frame. We recommend that you use a frame with glass to ensure longevity of your paper print. 

    The listed sizes of 12x16 and 18x24 include the white mat, the actual image size is smaller.

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