pack so much color and personality
what a joy it is painting God’s flying jewels!
Hummingbirds are such amazing little birds. It is such a pleasure doing hummingbird
Nature and all its beauty is awesome. When the light hits their iridescent
feathers, they shine like Jewels in the sunlight.
It is a challenge for the artist
to paint their iridescent feathers and catch their energetic flight. But, I
like a challenge.
their beauty shines thru in these paintings - enjoy!
Hummingbird" has a natural freedom with its iridescent
greens and blues. They also have an orange bill. Most other hummers
have dark bills.
The painting was done on watercolor canvas. It
is more difficult to get detail on the canvas. The colors slide around
on the canvas, so I did the delphinium flowers in a free style.
The "White-eared Hummingbird" is about the same size as the
Ruby-throat Hummingbird. It is seen in the high pine forests in Arizona,
New Mexico and more rarely in west Texas.
The male has purple on his head with the identifying white mark behind the eye.
In this watercolor painting I show him here feeding from a Columbine flower.