This series began with a tragedy. My partner and I were cutting back a tree by the house when a baby hummingbird popped out of a nest and fell to the ground. I put the little one back in her nest and secured it to the remaining branches, and watched from inside while the mother returned to feed it. The baby survived for two more weeks before succumbing to a predator. It really hit me hard - so I turned to painting for comfort. I ended up painting a whole series of hummingbirds, using feathers and leaves from my yard to create textures. Now I never trims trees during mating season!
See other Bird paintings here.