Saturday, June 18, 2011

"Essence" Acrylic Hummingbird Painting

The newest piece to come off my easel is "Essence" a hummingbird painting inspired by the sweet little visitors I've been seeing in my back garden. Each year I plant cascade geraniums in my hanging pots out back I always look forward to the hummingbirds they attract. I was just in the kitchen last night, cleaning up after dinner and was getting ready to close the blinds when I saw a little hummer visiting all 3 of my geraniums. Right before dark, this little guy was a real treat to watch as I was finishing up my day.
I had lots of fun with the background on this one and in fact, liked the effect so much, I will definately be creating more paintings with this abstract and fanciful style to them. The painting measures 24" x 30" on 1 1/2" deep gallery wrap canvas.
At least I get to enjoy this little hummingbird for a few weeks before he ends up flying out of my house. I hope you are inspired each day by the creatures in nature that come to visit in your own garden. www.artfulcreations.etsy.com

12 comments:

Melody said...

I love that hummingbird! He's too cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The detail of the hummingbird make him look real...against a dreamy background! I really love this! I could stare at it all day! ♥

Amanda said...

This is lovely! Such wonderful colors, and the hummingbird is super cute! :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ruth,
THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I love hummingbirds too. To watch and paint.
The background here is truly amazing.
You are really on a roll my friend.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend and I am sure the sweet pups are spending a nice Father's Day with your sweetheart.
XO from Texas, Celestina Marie

aquariann said...

Beautiful painting! I love the vibrant colors.

NeereAnDear said...

Now you know how I feel about these babies ....this is an awesome painting Ruth ... each painting I see more and more personality and style gracing your canvases ....

HUGS
JO

Archie and Melissa said...

oh ruth!
this painting is just magical!

Catherine Holman said...

Love it Ruth!
Hugs,
Cathie

Miss Val's Creations said...

Stunning painting! I love the almost whimsical feel of it! Hummingbirds are so gorgeous. ~Val

nina kuriloff said...

this is a charming and very cheerful painting!

Sher said...

What a beautiful picture! Hummingbirds are so fun to watch. I love your colors!

Heather said...

Wow, this is awesome! I don't know how you did that abstract background. I love it!!! So cute and whimsical.