It's such a pleasure doing hummingbird
paintings. These wonderful gifts are full of color and personality.
Nature and all its beauty is awesome! When the light hits the hummingbird's 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.
The "Costa's Hummingbird" has a blue-violet flared gorget and head. They are found in desert areas and build their nests in cacti and yuccas.
He is feeding from a Prickly Pear cactus flower. You don't see many hummingbird pictures with cactus.
The flowers aren’t really that orange in real life, but I used my artist’s license, as I did in doing all of these hummingbird paintings.
My husband took a photo of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird on our feeder's perch. I used his photo for reference and changed the Ruby-throat Hummingbird to an "Anna's Hummingbird".
The Anna Hummingbird has a flared rose colored gorget, the same color on his head.
The red on the feeder with the hummer's red head made beautiful hummingbird painting.
Many of the original paintings of hummingbirds have
been sold. However, you may get a beautiful archival reproduction for your home.
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.
It's a joy painting our God's gift of hummingbirds.
"Tiny Treasures" shows a couple of precious baby hummingbirds in their nest waiting for mom.
Hummingbird nests are usually less than two inches in diameter. They put soft materials inside of the nest and often camouflage the outside of the nest with pieces of bark, moss or pieces of lichens.
The foreground leaves give the idea of how small the baby birds and their nests actually are.
My sister found a hummingbird nest in her yard. I finally got to see one in real life. And it was covered with lichens.
The "Broad-billed 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 freedom in this hummingbird and flower painting made it a joy to painting the beautiful gifts of God.
This green hummingbird is hunting for some delicious flowers.
The pink hibiscus is just what this "Hibiscus Hunter" was looking for.
The Black-chinned Hummingbird is the western counterpart of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
They are separate species. The Ruby-throat covers the eastern part of the United States and the Black-chin covers the western part.
They look very much alike except the Black-chinned has a violet throat instead of a ruby throat.
The male "Black-chinned Hummingbird' in this hummingbird painting is painted with Wisteria to complement his purple throat.
I was wondering what kind of hummingbird painting to do next and I had a vision of a female hummingbird flying up to a petunia flower.
Sometimes God gifts us with things to paint. Thank God for His ideas. So here came the "Hummer's Eye-view" painting.
What Type of Hummingbirds do you see around your home?
The "Bahama Woodstar Hummingbird" is an occasional visitor to south Florida.
This hummingbird art shows him visiting a beautiful orange hibiscus flower to co-ordinate with the buff color on its chest.
Painting hummingbirds is lots of fun!
I love planting flowers for the butterflies and hummingbirds. Plus the hummingbirds come to their feeders, especially if they have red on them.
One day when I came home and approached the porch, there was a "Rubythroat Hummingbird visiting a (red) Daylily". What a treat!
I had no idea that hummingbirds ate from daylilies. But I have since seen them feeding from more daylilies of other colors, too.
Plant some hummingbird flowers to invite them to your yard.
I enjoy painting hummingbirds. Lately I have been doing watercolor paintings, but this is one of my favorite hummingbird paintings done in oils.
It is a Ruby-throat Hummingbird with spring blooming azaleas.
Actually where I live the azaleas finish blooming a couple of weeks before the hummingbirds fly in. But I thought it would make a beautiful painting.
So I used my Art by Carol May artist's license for this painting of "Spring Beauty".
"Ruby-throated Hummer and Trumpet Vine"
I see the hummers going to the Trumpet Vine on our garden fence. They look like living jewels in the sunlight.
This is a beautiful watercolor painting. It is one of those paintings that turned out absolutely perfect. It shows forth the beauty of one of God's little jewels.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are the most common hummers in the United States.