Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Hummingbird in the Vine

Oh my gosh!  Painting by this hummingbird vine was so fun!  Those speedy birds buzzed me on all sides as I worked, like I wasn't even there.  One even came so close to my ear I felt the whoosh as he flew by!  These trumpets have only opened in the last day, so I guess the word is out!  I started with an ink sketch, adding the bird's form as they paused at the flowers.  I've only seen the ruby throated ones so far.  I washed in the color, hoping to let it spread and mingle, but it is too hot and windy.  The paper dried too fast!  I'll have to try a loose one on a humid morning!  Painting number 2715 in 2715 days.

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