Nude with Bees 2a

“Nude with Bees” 24 x 30 Oil 2011 by Tom Kelly

Continuing a recent theme of combining a nude with a totally different object or thought, this painting takes a classical Marilyn Monroe pose and combines it with honey bees. The duality of thought is again represented and the viewer must determine the conscious connection. In this painting I used a "Pop Art" style for obvious reasons. I picked the pose based on an early childhood memory when I was shown the picture by an older boy in our neighborhood and ended up at the confessional where I was told that I was going to Hell because it was a Mortal sin. The viewer can deduct whatever they want but personally she looks pretty sweet to me. Of course there is always those stingers to watch out for. For a story click here.

Nude with Bees