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.