Sunday, April 03, 2011

Attraction - Acrylic Hummingbird Quadtych Painting

"Attraction" is a new acrylic quadtych on gallery canvas that just came off my easel last week. I've actually been wanting to paint this for quite some time, a couple of years actually.
It all started one spring when I went to the nursery to get the annuals for my back porch. I have a very sunny location in the backyard so I love geraniums for my pots out there as they are so hardy, colorful and sun & heat tolerant.

I had always gotten zonal gernaiums but this particular year, I saw cascade geraniums and thought for my hanging pots at least, they would be perfect. What I didn't realize was, cascade geraniums attract..............

HUMMINGBIRDS!!!! Imagine my happy surprise at this discovery.

So now each summer, cascade geraniums fill my hanging pots out back and I am treated to the site of hummingbirds fluttering around on a daily basis.

This painting has already flown off to it's new home....I hope it will be enjoyed each day, for a long time to come.


Catherine Holman said...

This one is my favorite Ruth! I can see why it sold so quickly.

SleightGirl said...

So beautiful! I just love hummingbirds and those paintings are amazing!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
Oh my gosh~~ this is spectacular. I love it. The hummingbird is darling. I have painted so many through the years too and find them so sweet. Your geraniums are scrumptous and the qyadtych is so unique. I love geraniums too and have had this very same trailing in hanging baskets. The do well here in our Texas heat.

Hope you are enjoying some warmer weather this Spring. It has warmed to 90 today but windy. The knockout roses are all in bloom and full of rose buds.

Have a great week dear friend.
hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

Heather said...

Awesome work! I love the colors, they are so beautiful. The hummingbird is so cute!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

I so love this one!!

Sold already, I'm not surprised

Keep 'em coming!

NeereAnDear said...

Beautiful Ruth!!

You already know that hummingbirds are a favorite of mine .... and this is an absolutely stunning painting ...

One lucky person will definitely enjoy this ....

The colors are so vibrant ... and I love the black background ...



Donna said...

I love cascading geraniums, and your painting is beautiful!


Archie and Melissa said...

simply breathtaking ruth!
i love your new painting!

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous Ruth! I love the contrast in colors in this one! Just beautiful!

Nancy Medina said...

Oh Ruth, this is stunning. I love what you have done. It feels like the painting is growing and stretching across the wall with blossoms! Wonderful work!