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"Joey"

"Joey" 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel with Palette KnifeSold, thank you
Joey is really the second Hummingbird painted in this Fall 2013 Hummingbird Series.  I thought I was finished, but Joey said: "oh no you don't.  I need a little more work from you."  So I put him on a drying easel and told him to be patient, that we'd figure out what to do next together.  Joey wanted to be a star in the midst of bright light.  
Today, together we accomplished that feat.

Wallace

"Wallace" 4 x 4 inches,  Oil on Panel Sold, thank you Another sweet little Hummingbird for my Fall, 2013 series.

Dwight

Dwight, 4 x 4 inch Oil painting of a Hummingbird Sold, thank you This little Hummer has a beer belly which he says is better than a muffin top.  Dwight is on his way to the nectar bar for happy-hour and he's not interested in any diet beverage.

Bad Hair Day

Bad Hair Day, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel  Sold, Thank you I know Hummingbirds don't have bad hair days, but this kinda just happened and I decided to go with it.  Sometimes paintings take on a life of their own and this painting is a prime example of that theory.  Poor little guy.  He's just so cute!

Homer

Homer, 4 x 4 inches, Oil on Panel Sold, thank you! I decided that today I should paint a Hummingbird.  It was a tough and long labor, but Homer is the result.  Hummingbirds are such delicate creatures and tiny like a new baby.  Some Hummingbirds are iridescent and that is what I wanted to capture in this painting.

Yellow Bowl

Yellow Bowl, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board These are the last three red tomatoes from our garden.  We do have many more that are still green.  Nothing tastes as good as a tomato sandwich made from a tomato you just picked.
  I struggled with the bowl in this painting.  I had something in mind that I couldn't quite get on the canvas.  Oh well, maybe next time.

Apples & Peels

Apples & Peels, 6 x 6 inches, Oil on Panel It's been too long since I've picked up the brush and had studio time.  I missed painting and I'm so glad to be able to get back to my usual schedule again.  Sometimes life gets complicated or busy or worse, both!  
I wanted to do something different with these apples and decided to peel one right in the middle. It's no coincidence that it's the middle apple that got peeled.   Hope to feature the last of my garden tomatoes in a painting tomorrow.  Stay tuned.