Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fluttering Out Of My Studio.......


"Flutter" has just lifted its wings and flown from my studio. I love watching Hummingbirds in my garden each year, they seem especially drawn to my Cascade Geraniums, which I have hanging right outside my back door.

These tiny, quick moving and very graceful birds are amazing to watch and I knew I wanted to create a painting to capture the delicacy of their movements.

Flutter is a contemporary garden-scape painted on 1 1/2" deep gallery wrapped canvas.

Each canvas panel measures 6" x 8" for a total size of 8" h x 18" w. I decided to go with a black background to highlight the white/gray flowers and the Hummingbird in its full color, for what I hope lends itself to a contemporary feel.

I hope perhaps that this painting might inspire everyone to look for Hummingbirds in their own garden each year. Enjoy!!!! This acrylic painting is available in my ETSY shop:

19 comments:

arcobaleno said...

Hi dear friend! good, good work!!

NeereAnDear said...

Oh Ruth I truly love the simplitcy and the elegance of this piece...

I really like the direction you are going with your paintings and the three canvases together is great

LOVE IT!!

HUGS
JO

Catherine Holman said...

It's beautiful Ruth. I love hummingbirds!
Hugs,
Cathie

Jennifer Froh said...

I love the contemporary feel of these!!! They're beautiful!!!!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh ruth!
this painting is my favorite!

i love how you hung it too!

very creative on all levels!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

Oh goodness I love this set!!
The two simple black and white either side of the hummingbird look stunning - absolutely perfect balance!!!

Keep 'em coming!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Ruth, This is just gorgeous. You captured the feel of contemporary so well by giving the Hummingbird color. I love this bird too and am always amazed when I see one in my garden. Of course I never have the camera ready.
I hope this flys out of your Ruby Lane Shop as well. Just Gorgeous.

We are on a staycation this week like you had. Doing some odd jobs around the house and taking a day trip on Friday or so. See you when I am back in the studio next week.
Have a nice and creative week too.

Hugs, Celestina Marie
p.s. had to veiw your gorgeous garden flowers post again. Everything is beautiful!! especially the face of that little sweetie!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Hey, these three "Flutters" are great.
They look wonderful together or would look good seperated.
Amazing how pieces look on a dark background.
Keep up the good work.
Hugs,
Anna

Marilyn said...

Who doesn't love hummingbirds? I'm sure this beautiful set will not last long in your shop!
Marilyn

Inspired Tokens said...

Hi Ruth ...I love this piece. It's so simple and very elegant. I love contrast of the light and dark.

We have hummingbirds visit each year and enjoy sitting on the patio in the evening to watch them play among the setting sunlight.

The Rose Room said...

fluttering in to say how beautiful and fluttering back out again! Rachaelxo

Beadin By The Sea said...

Wow, those are just beautiful! I love the black background and how the hummingbird is the splash of color. Well done!

A wildlife gardener said...

Exquisite paintings, as always, dear Ruth :)

If you copy and paste the link below it will take you to my main blog and my annual poppies :)

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2009/08/ephemeral-poppies.html

Charm and Grace said...

Very beautiful. I love the black and white contrast with the splash of color in the hummingbird! Lovely.

Christi

Abby Creek Art said...

Really nice, Ruth...I love the black and white in this piece. Feels very Zen to me. Beautiful!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Wow, love it, Ruth! Very nice.

I've been trying to take a photo of all the hummingbirds outside out back window for quite some time, but so far no luck.

Hugs,
Donna

Suzanne said...

Oh!~I love this Ruth! The contrast of the black and white is striking and then....a "pop" of color with the hummingbird! Just beautiful!

mosaicqueen said...

Holy Moly!!!!!!!
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle

Carole M. said...

...this is beautiful too; I love how you split the paintings.