Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Rufous Easter

A Rufous Easter--9x12 oil on canvas.  I guess you thought I had dropped off the face of the earth...nope.  I've just been very busy and haven't had much time to paint.  Its like being without water and gasping for breath...not being able to paint every day.  Painting is what I've always wanted to do, at least since I was 16, and that was a long time ago. 

There has been an adult male Rufous hummingbird at our house since Christmas.  I believe Dec. 26 was the first day we saw him at the feeder.  This is the first time I've ever seen a hummingbird here in East Texas in the winter, but Rufous  has been here all winter.  I've taken numerous pictures of him and painted this for a sale on Palm Sunday at the Museum of East Texas.  I wanted to do something a little Easterish, but not too Easterish...  So, I decided on the plain eggs in a basket.