I have been hard at work on a piece for a juried show entry. I felt compelled to do a hummingbird and thought I would try my hand at using gold watercolor paint for the first time. I really love how it turned out and that the painting takes on a slightly different identity depending on the angle from which you view it! Hope this thing flies into the finals, but even if it doesn’t, it was a ton of fun to create. Have you tried something new today?
I have finally finished my latest painting and have fallen in love with the rich colors and detail I was able to add to this it. I wasn’t always enamored with this piece and thought about filing it away in the garbage can a few times. I still struggle with the fact that watercolor paintings often don’t look very composed until the very end, and so at some points this bird looked like an hummingbird outlined colorblock quilt. Good thing my daughter convinced me to keep forging ahead! As colors started becoming richer and blank spaces filled in, layer after layer, the hummingbird came through. I hope you enjoy this little fellow and thanks for viewing!
I just love it when a plant attracts both butterflies and hummingbirds to a garden. What a big bang for your buck in terms of a flower! This beauty not only does all of that, it comes back every year, so there’s not much to fuss about once the flower is planted! Lovely.