Monday, 24 November 2014

Ruby Throated Hummingbird in acrylics

I really enjoyed painting this one - everything just seems to work. 
 
The Ruby Throated Hummingbird is the smallest bird that breeds in Eastern United States and Eastern Canada.  It measures only 7 - 9 cm in length and weighs between 2 - 6 grams.  This one is a female as it doesn't have the ruby red throat patch. 
 
Ruby Throated Hummingbird measures 8 x 10 inches and is painted on Fredrix Archival Watercolour Canvas Board.
 
Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.