August 17, 2008

"Hummingbird"

Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 5” x 5


I have paid my dues to the appendix gods and have laid about for a week being a slug. I am happy to report that I am on the mend and able to stand for a few hours at a time. That said, I decided to start off small. It doesn't get much smaller than a hummingbird, so here she is, as seen from my kitchen window. I am endlessly amazed at the aerial acrobatics of these tiny creatures. They are quite territorial and protect their turf with the intensity of a World War I Sopwith Camel dogfight.

9 comments:

Diane said...

So happy to see you at he easel again! She certainly is sweet... love the way you captured the reflection of light on the feeder's flower

Jigglypuff said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the hummingbird! I can just see myself standing at your window. You know that this would go perfectly in Faith's room :) but she will be just as glad to see it in person. Glad that you are healing.

Sherry DeGhelder said...

I love these little birds. Glad you are up and about.

Don Gray said...

Glad you weathered the surgery well and happy to see you at the easel again. Keep on keepin' on!

Joanne said...

So glad to see you back and to hear you are recovering well! I think I recognize that hummingbird feeder! Must be universal.. the bird itself is a beauty.. . love the translucence in the tail feathers and the contrast of the green against the background greens. Very subtle and yet dramatic. Take are of yourself!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. It is good to be back in the studio.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

You've really captured this little one! The reflections on the feeder are great also! These little hummers are indeed territorial, and I must admit quite terrifying as they hover right in front of my face on occasion; I try to always wear glasses while in the garden! Beautiful work as always! Jeanne

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Jeanne. They are swarming right now in the East. My wife had them landing on the feeder in her hand as she was changing them out. Scary, but fascinating.

Caroline said...

Wonderful painting... I like so much the colors and the hummingbird is so beautiful!