Wednesday, May 6, 2015

More Hummers

Black-chinned Hummingbird-watercolor and gouache-5"x7"
The hummers are here! A few have been arriving the last few days at my feeders. I usually get up to four different species, Black-chinned, Rufous, Calliope and occasionally Anna's. So far I have painted the two I see most throughout the summer and have them listed through my auctions on Daily Paintworks.
Rufous Hummingbird-watercolor and gouache-5" x 7"
 (they have been sold, but I'll always do commissions!)

I am getting anxious for more hummingbirds to start arriving and for my garden to start filling in so they have a place to play. In years past it has been a joy watching them bathe in a broccoli leaf, zip in and out of the sprinkler, hide in the morning glory vines and fight over the food sources. They are endlessly entertaining and I can spend hours trying to photograph them so I have good reference to paint.
Well, I'd better get back to painting! I still have two more species to go and more hummers to look for!