Rufous Hummingbird & Fireweed
(Nature Studies series)
9″ x 12″ ink, pencil & paint on paper. 2015.
This original mixed media artwork on heavy watercolor paper showcases two of my favorite summer visitors. I once lived in a cabin perched on a cliff overlooking the sea. The kitchen window faced the mountainside, where there was a thick patch of these fireweed flowers in July and August. I’d linger at the sink under the window just to watch the hummingbirds zipping among the flowers, enjoying the nectar.