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Calliope Hummingbird with Magenta Paintbrush 25-10-17

Calliope Hummingbird with Magenta Paintbrush

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.

Calliope Hummingbird in the mountains 23-10-17

Calliope Hummingbird in the mountains  textile collage

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.

Anna's Hummingbird with Fuchsia 4-10-17

Anna's Hummingbird with Fuchsia in progress

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.

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