Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unusual Hummingbird Pose


In watercolor, I often make up symbols for whatever it is I'm painting. I use the characteristic shape, color and texture. Tonight, I tried drawing some of the hummers at my busiest feeder, but they were just too fast for me. Only momentarily defeated, I went to my computer and searched the archive of hummingbird photos that I've taken over the years. I decided to challenge myself by doing some non-characteristic poses. This made me REALLY look at the SHAPES. Here is my favorite. I call it, "Big Spirit in a Little Package".