London: New mother Beyonce Knowles is using up her free time to try her hand at painting and husband Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy have become the subject of one piece of art.

Even with a month-old baby girl to look after, the singing star is taking up new hobbies. The 30-year-old is painting between feeds, reported Sun online.

Beyonce took it up because her sister Solange is a budding artist and gave her a few pointers.

"Solange took painting lessons while living in Paris last year and has passed on tips to Beyonce and she's really taken to it.

"While her baby Blue Ivy is sleeping, she's been getting the brushes out. It's a way for her to unwind," a source said.

"She has already completed four canvases, including one of husband Jay-Z holding their daughter."