Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Unlucky Hummer

5" x 8" journal page, watercolor, dried flowers, feathers, mat medium. Oct. 12, 2013
We found a pile of feathers on our front porch this morning. A few days ago the cats brought in a dead hummingbird, Poppy has been sitting below the bush of Fuchsia Californicus, it's bright red tubular flowers bloom late into fall. I thought this was a second hummer, but now I know it was a sparrow. I used mat medium to save some of the feathers in my sketchbook, and dried a piece of the Calif. fuchsia. I used watercolor to paint the flower and a small hummer in the corner. I hope the hummers fly South for the winter soon, I did not put out a hummingbird feeder this year because of the two new cats.

1 comment:

  1. Your art is wonderful! I wish I could draw! Hopeless, though. We had a cat, Whitney Dallas, who was a great huntress. She took out all the blue birds one year, and the red birds the next. I watched her take outt a hummingbird in full flight!