Having created the various parts of a collage it is such fun putting them together. I had mapped out where the fuchsia, begonia and hummingbird would go but the real excitement is in placing them in the artwork.
Richly scented and richly coloured, Honeysuckle and red roses for this female hummingbird in my new collage. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/honeysuckle-hummingbird-and-re...
A deliciously scented choice of flowers in the studio, and for my hummingbird, although it is the nectar that draws her.
Sunshine and water bring such life and delight to a garden as you can see in my latest video.
As I continue to make the various parts of this collage, I am pinning them to the velvet rose fabric just to see how they look together.
This velvet has been dyed for the background to my next hummingbird collage. When I lived on San Juan Island in Washington State I grew many honeysuckle vines for my Rufus Hummingbirds to feast on. Then and now my honeysuckle twines around deep red roses, a combination I love and a perfect setting for a hummingbird.
This video is of an enchanting bird we met with in a moist mountain meadow in the Himalayas.
Although I had intended my hummingbird to feed from the fuchsias, it seems he favours the crocosmia.
The crocosmia and Anna's hummingbird are now in place above their reflection, but I want a richer look than this so will continue adding flowers and foliage.