Category: Nature Traditional Art
Posted: February 19, 2022

Rocket- Tailed Hummingbird and Foxglove flowers

Sweet Nectar

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Birds - Art Contest Winner 
This piece was fun to create, I enjoyed every minute of it. I chose this type of hummingbird because I think they are especially beautiful and unique. Their tails are so pretty with their shape and their feathers with iridescent shimmer. The fluffy feathers around their feet are my favourite though. I used metallic watercolours mixed in and layered to achieve the shimmer. It can be hard to see in the photo, but when I walk by the painting it definitly catches the light. I used the salt technique on the background to get the puckered effect in the wash. Creating the details in the flowers and shading the leaves was a really enjoyable challenge and I am pleased with the result. I had to edit out my signature as best I could, I don't have proper editing software.

9x12 on watercolour paper
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: Minor Watercolour, white gouche. Resized photo for FAR

Birds - Art
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Sweet Nectar by TDtraditionalart
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