Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hover, Hummingbird Oil Painting, Linda McCoy


Hover, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Hover, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
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I met this little one in Colorado. He flew in the direction of my camera lens backlit by the warm afternoon sun.
Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tempt, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Tempt, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Tempt, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Tempted by the fragrance of spring buds.
Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dance, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Dance, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Dance, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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When Hummingbirds feed, especially if there is more than one at the feeder it always reminds me of dancing. This is another little Rufous.
Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dream, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Dream, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Dream, Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 4 in X 4 in (10.2 cm X 10.2 cm)
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Sweet little one, just passing time on a tree branch.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Secret, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Secret, Hummingbird Oil Painting















 
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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A little Hummingbird, just resting on a hot summer day.
Copyright 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Beaming, Hummingbird Oil Painting, Linda McCoy


Beaming, Hummingbird Oil Painting
Beaming,  Hummingbird Oil Painting, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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This past summer I was fortunate to be able to capture some images of the Hummingbirds as they rested in the tree next to our deck. The tree was stressed and so its foliage was meager compared to the beautiful dark burgundy leaves it usually has. The upside of it was I was able to observe these little birds while they rested. They are more than cute, and pretty much do everything that the bigger birds do; fluff feathers, sharpen beaks, preen and watch for bugs. They seem to be unafraid of humans, I was able to move my camera around and nearer to them without them fleeing. I think this side of them is not often seen, mostly they are flitting about from flower to feeder sipping nectar.
I am hoping the plum tree survives and returns to it's former glory; a place for the birds to hide and rest, hidden from the hot summer sun.
Copyright 2015

Friday, January 16, 2015

Poise, Hummingbird Oil Painting


Poise, Hummingbird, Linda McCoy
Poise, Hummingbird, Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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She sat so perfectly in the plum tree, I just had to paint her.
Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Illume, Female Rufous Hummingbird


Illume, Female Rufous Hummingbird
Illume, Female Rufous Hummingbird, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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During a trip to Colorado this past summer we visited a beautiful lake and nature preserve. Outside the visitors center cabin the Hummingbirds were swarming, I'd never seen so many at once. The woman at the center had to take the feeder down so they would calm down. While I was taking photographs one landed on my head. Wild little critters! Thanks to my daughter for the title!

Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mesmerize, Hummingbird


Mesmerize, Hummingbird Painting by Linda McCoy
Mesmerize, Hummingbird Painting by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Another in an ongoing series of Hummingbirds. This little one was too cute, sitting in the late afternoon light, resting before her next feed. Or, maybe she's just protecting her territory, or maybe she spotted a mosquito, or a fly. Yum!
Copyright 2015 Linda McCoy

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Swing, Hummingbird by Linda McCoy


Swing, Hummingbird by Linda McCoy
Swing, Hummingbird by Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)
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Another in what seems to be a new series. This little one was taking a rest after feeding. The tree branch reminded me of a swing. She would if she could!
Copyright Linda McCoy 2015

Friday, January 09, 2015

Rise, Hummingbird in Flight, Linda McCoy


Rise, Hummingbird in Flight, Linda McCoy
Rise, Hummingbird in Flight, Linda McCoy, painting by Linda McCoy
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Media: oil
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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There is something so calm and joyful about painting the little birds. There's plenty of color, texture, light and dark to keep you really thinking during the process. There is a certain curiosity too. When I study them while they are at the feeder, I find that I cannot capture every essence of them in a sketch. It's only when I photograph them that their more subtle markings are revealed. I take a series of photographs, and if I am fortunate enough to have captured a bird in flight, that's the one I'm likely to paint. I am not a photorealist so I rely on my sketches, observances, and photographs to try and come up with a pleasing design and color palette. Thank you for looking!
Copyright Linda McCoy 2015

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Adorn, Hummingbird in Flight, Linda McCoy


Adorn, Humming Bird in Flight
Adorn, Humming Bird in Flight, painting by Linda McCoy
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Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
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So it seems there is a story about every painting, some more memorable than others. It was mid-August, I was sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and my camera. Late day but still light. I was interested in capturing the Hummingbirds in flight when I noticed one of them perched in the tree. The plum tree had a bad winter and most of the leaves were already gone; it made it easy to watch and observe. She sat quietly, preening her beautiful feathers. When she looked up I saw a tiny white feather in her beak. She sat there for the longest time almost as if she didn't know what to make of it. After turning her head this way and that, she finally flew off with carrying her treasure. Maybe she was nesting, that seems the logical explanation, or already had her babies and was adding a little more softness to the nest. I prefer to think like my daughter, who aptly named this piece; maybe it needed adornment.
Here she is
Painting and photograph Copyright Linda McCoy 2015