“Little Wing” : Inside the Artist’s Studio

Title:  "Little Wing" / Acrylic on Canvas

Title: “Little Wing” / Acrylic on Canvas

Hummingbirds are my favorite birds to observe.  In my gardens, I plant many varieties of flowers that appeal to hummingbirds and I provide several feeders, as well. Each spring, I follow the birds’ migration to New Hampshire on a migration website.  I have been told that I am obsessed with them – could be…

When their little wings are folded, from behind, hummingbirds can look like green leaves. While the male ruby-throated hummingbirds have all that lovely magenta flash, the females have a subtle, iridescent beauty all their own.  I believe this particular female hummer was born in my yard.

I consider this painting to be an animal portrait. I entitled this painting  “Little Wing” after the song by the late, great Jimi Hendrix. This is a small painting from a series of small paintings I completed during the summer and early autumn of  2014. (Painted 2014)

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