This painting started in November 2015 but didn't finish till January 2016. I was very eager to paint this purple trumpet flower with its white border. The opportunity to spend some time with two of our grandsons, while their parents where out of town, resulted in my proud possession of many hummingbird photos taken with a telephoto lens. So I composed this painting from two photos. My wife told me, "You know hummingbirds are attracted to red". But I really wanted to see the addition of the green and red of the hummingbird to the intense purple and white of the flower. But mostly I wanted to paint two memorable spirits.
All of my work comes framed with hand made 1 X 2" redwood. There are two reasons I frame my work; One: Your painting is ready to hang and enjoy upon arrival; Two: It acts as protection during shipping.
Oil paint, brushes and redwood