Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fuchsia and Hummingbird

Title: Fuchsia and Hummingbird
Size: 8 x 10 inches
Medium: Acrylic
Support: Hardboard

I have been spending a lot of time in the backyard sitting in front of our fuchsia plants, trying to take pictures of the hummingbirds that show up there. I must have taken hundreds of pictures, but only a handful of them turned out to be good reference for painting.

When you take a look at the hummingbirds closely, they are so beautiful and amazing. I will definitely do more paintings of them.

11 comments:

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Wow Akiko, a beautiful work! You have captured the motion and beauty of this tiny creature!

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Absolutely stunning Akiko - well worth the hours spent waiting for a good reference photo. This is fantastic work!!! :)

Mona said...

Wow, Akiko, this is so life-like! Amazing work!

martinealison said...

J'admire la finesse et la légèreté que vous avez réussi avec succès à reproduire... Très jolie peinture et félicitations pour cette générosité picturale.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

This is gorgeous Akiko! Who doesn't love humming birds! You captured this one perfectly! I love the Baby Barn owl below as well! Wonderful!

Alice Thompson said...

I think this is one of my favorites, just look at how you captured that movement. Awesome!

dominique eichi said...

I lvoe those birds too. You did such a beautiful job.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

So beautiful!

hmuxo said...

This is a beautiful piece. I can almost feel the flutter from her wings. Great job on the feathers..

Deborah Ross said...

Akiko, I haven't been here in a long time so I came to check up on you. First, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother, but you are right...she is in a better place now.
I love your baby barn owl and your needle felted cat. Two outstanding examples of your work. It is obvious you hold yourself to a high standard.

Dean Grey said...

So much detail in those tiny little blooms!

You are amazing, Akiko!

-Dean

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