painting god's flying jewels
why do i paint hummingbirds?
It is a pleasure doing hummingbird
paintings of God's flying jewels. Nature and all its beauty is awesome.
Hummingbirds are such amazing little critters. These little birds pack so
much color and personality.
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.
A while back I was out of commission
for a quite a while. I wanted to paint, but I didn’t feel like handling
Hummingbirds are the ideal subject for small
their beauty shines thru in these paintings - enjoy!
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.
The original hummingbird art is done
on archival aquabord. After the watercolor painting is thoroughly dry an
acrylic fixative is sprayed on to protect and preserve the painting for years
Many of my original paintings have
However you can get archival prints
made from the originals. They may be printed in a variety of sizes on anything
from note-cards to wall decorations on canvas, wood or metal.
Beautify your home with my beautiful hummer paintings!
beautiful hummingbird paintings
"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.
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 color on the hummer made a beautiful
painting with the red on the feeder.
The "Calliope Hummingbird" is a small hummingbird.
They are found high in the Alpine forests in the western part of the United States.
I did a bunch of drippy paint to indicate their forest environment.
The Black-chinned Hummingbird is the western counterpart of the
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.
Get this hummingbird as a framed print.
I was wondering what kind of hummingbird to paint next and I had a
vision of a female hummingbird flying up to a petunia flower.
for His ideas. So here came "Hummer's Eye-view".
This painting and the previous painting are done on textured claybord
which adsorbs the paint into the panel making the colors softer than
when done on a smooth claybord.
Claybord, by the way is not a misspelling of the word. It is a brand name of an art support manufactured by Ampersand.
Most of these hummingbird paintings are done with watercolor.
It was time to do one with oil paints.
I took photos of each step and gave a good description of the process so you can learn How to Paint a Hummingbird with Oils.
The "Bahama Woodstar Hummingbird" is an occasional visitor to south Florida.
So I did a painting of him visiting a beautiful orange hibiscus flower to co-ordinate with the buff color on its chest.
Painting hummingbird is lots of fun!
I enjoy doing hummingbird paintings. Lately I have been doing
watercolor paintings, but this is one of my favorite hummingbird paintings done in oils.
is a Ruby-throat Hummingbird with spring blooming azaleas.
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".
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
I didn’t show a nest in this hummingbird picture, but I showed
him 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.
See a hummingbird nesting in a cactus.
Hummingbirds are so colorful when the sun hits them just right.
They are like beautiful shining jewels.
This "Broad-billed Hummingbird" is visiting a trumpet flower.
"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
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.
I enjoy doing the hummingbird paintings with their jewel-like colors.
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