Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ocotillo Treasure

Ocotillo Treasure
5 x 7
Watercolor and Standard Colored Pencils
on Hot Press Watercolor Paper 

Here's a little friend I met in Fort Davis at the Chihuahua Desert Research Institute. The place was swarming with Black Chinned hummingbirds. I enjoyed watching these little guys work the actual flowers vs taking the easy route at the feeders. The actual photo is not that great, I was a bit far away even for a telephoto lens. But that is the beauty of drawing/painting- I can improve upon a bad source.

I worked on this painting today while I was at the AAHC Studio Tour. I've found that doing the work helps to show visitors how the work progresses so they can see the process and learn a little about the medium.