Tiger lilies are to the be the focus for the last of my current series of hummingbird collages. I saw them growing with scarlet paintbrush in Mount Rainier National Park last year. That was a dynamic colour combination.
My new hummingbird collage with a Calliope drinking deeply from a Magenta Paintbrush on the slopes of Mount Rainier. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/calliope-hummingbird-magenta-p...
The patience of the little Calliope Hummingbird has been rewarded. Here he is on the slopes of Mount Rainier with Magenta Paintbrush. The Pink Mountain Heather should bloom in a few more days.
A Magenta Paintbrush is the focus of the Calliope Hummingbird. Carefully gradated dye-work is particularly important with this flower. I have used velvets as, to me, they particularly reflect the qualities of the plant.
This little Calliope Hummingbird has flown up to the slopes of Mount Rainier confident of finding nectar rich flowers. Before it falls from the sky I too am confident they will appear.
With plants and Rufous Hummingbird in place I am about to focus on the fountain so that this guy can take a shower.
The dye-work for begonia leaves.
My new hummingbird collage. Although autumn has come upon us there are still fuchsias and begonias to inspire my hummingbird series. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/annas-hummingbird-fuchsia-and-...
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.