Hummingbirds 1-6

Acrylic on gessoboard - 5 x 5 in - 2014

After painting larger work with hummingbirds (“Desert Birds”), I wanted to play with painting individual birds and species and to use a smaller format. I looked at my photo library, but then decided I needed to study online images since my cell phone hummingbird photos often showed a blur of activity but not too much detail! 

Wanting to capture their energy, I decided to use an expressionistic rather than realistic approach to painting themcreated six small “portraits” with colorful acrylic paint and used white backgrounds to let the birds be the focus.

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