A boulder strewn stream leading down from the mountains is to be the setting for meconopsis and rhododendrons.
Moody mountains were the backdrop to all our travels in the Eastern Himalayas this summer. This challenging dye-work reflects the experience. You can see the mirror image on the paper on which I painted the dyes before heat transferring them to polyester satin.
Mauve dwarf rhododendrons will accompany the meconopsis in my new collage. I came to think of them as the Himalayan equivalent of our heather, carpeting whole mountainsides.
Rufous Hummingbird with Tiger Lilies and Scarlet Paintbrush, all with a backdrop of the magnificent Mount Rainier. Just the colours we need as winter moves in. For more details http://amandarichardsonartist.com/content/rufous-hummingbird-tiger-lilies
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.