HUMMINGBIRD & FUCHSIA 4 ACRYLICS ON CEDAR W/RED OAK FRAME SUMMER 2019
Our hearty fuchsia was slow to get started this summer but now has come to fill the space with its beautiful magenta flowers. This is perfect timing for our hummingbird visitors as other favorite flowers have finished blooming and are now gone. Gone too are the Rufus Hummingbirds, who have begun their migrations south. Thus, the resident Anna’s get to enjoy the bounty of nectar our fuchsia can provide without as much competition. This painting is the first installment of my Snapshot Series; a series of small paintings highlighting some of our favorite small birds. I made the frame out of red oak using pegged, hand-joined, mortise-and-tenon construction methods. I used the Japanese technique (shou-sugi-ban) of charring and oiling the oak to finish the frame.