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.
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.