24″x30″ acrylic, oil and 22k gold on canvas
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This painting was a labor of love. I thought my mind was playing a trick on me when 2 hours had passed while painting the first hummingbird (all whopping 4″ inches of it). Then I did the next one and realized that it actually does take me that long to paint all of those feathers and tiny features. By the time I got to the bees and wasps, I was seriously considering investing in one of those headband binocular magnifying glasses. I’ve also found that traditional long oil brushes are not conducive to painting this close up unless you want a brush handle to the eyeball. I’ve picked up some new shorter watercolor brushes to minimize this occupational hazard. So far, so good.