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Old 06-12-2017, 11:49 AM
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Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

Since I'm being entertained by the hummers on the patio garden as I sit here reading WC, I thought I would share a sketch I did last year...I was curious to see if I could capture the iridescence of the feathers in watercolor. My reference was a photo I had taken in my garden.

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I think you did a very nice job with water color
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

Beautifully accomplished ! It is very attractive composition...
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

Beautiful and yes, youve captured the iridescent quality of his feathers!
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

That's beautiful. Iridescence is where the phthalos shine :-)

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Beautiful.
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Very good. The iridescent colouring is excellent.
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Beautiful, Lovely colors.
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Lovely watercolour.
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

Lovely painting Carole. You are so lucky to have humming birds in your garden. We don't get them here in the UK.
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

Thank you so much, everyone, for your kind words about this little sketch.

Pam: I am sorry you don't get to enjoy these beautiful, fierce little birds in the UK. They are my favorites of all our garden visitors. I often jokingly call them "Jack Russell Terriers with wings"
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Your Hummer is great. I think you have also captured a bit of his attitude.
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

You have achieved what you wanted to with this lovely little painting. I love the look of the feathers and the dark background makes them shine out even more. I like the addition of the writing too, it tells a nice story. I have never seen a hummingbird (museum specimens don't count) but I hope to one day. Thanks for sharing yours.
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Re: Hummingbird: Beautiful Little Jewel

love it! I love watching the hummingbirds
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Nice little piece, the BG makes the feathers shine.
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