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14 March 2009

Rare sight

Oil on canvas 6x6 SOLD
I don't often see a hummingbird at rest, but I think the young ones tend to get tired. Maybe that's not true. Does anyone know? Anyway, I was happy to get this one sitting on the bamboo pole that later supported the sunflower. This is March. I live in VT. This is not en plein air. I took a photo. I'm still away for another week, but thank you to anyone leaving comments.


Jill Berry said...

Nice painting! Yea it would be real hard to paint a humming bird from life.

r garriott said...

Very nice! Love the colors in the feathers. I've seen them sit still but only for seconds at a time. Lucky you have a camera ready!

Celeste Bergin said...

I like that it looks like a happy bird but that there is a storm brewing. That is an interesting juxtaposition for sure. Beautiful.

Dick Rink said...

Great painting, I wish we had such beautiful birds over here.

Dale Sherman Blodget said...

Thank you Celeste, r, Jill and Dick,
It's nice to hear from you. It won't be long now until the birds are back from the south. I actually am hearing peepers tonight! A little early I think. It could still snow easily.