Monday, July 11, 2011
Hummingbird, Red Bee Balm, Crabapple Tree - Painting Outdoors
The first painting I did yesterday was of the red bee balm blooming by the side of the house. I did not see the hummingbird fly to the flowers, but I heard him buzz by my head. So he was most likely waiting for me to finish the painting and be gone. That's what I did.
However, I had not brought out the umbrella, so there were dappled sunlight and shadows on my paper meaning it would be difficult to see what I was doing. Rather than fight it, I just went with it and painted the shadows on my paper. This is what resulted. Lots of fun, and what a great day!
These two paintings are sold, but you can see more of my small paintings in my Etsy shop, Zehland.Etsy.com. Thanks for stopping by! Pin It
Posted by Janet Zeh