Friday, May 29, 2009

Lilacs, One of My Many Favoite Flowers

This painting was purchased about 30 years ago. I love lilacs and you can almost smell them, they look so real.

I decided to paint them on my next table project.

I don't think it turned out too badly, although they aren't as vibrant as the original. The reason for this is the different colored backgrounds, dark and light, I think.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hummingbirds Are Back

Our little friends are back at the cottage this year.
It is amazing to watch these tiny birds in action.

They don't like to share too much, because every time one of them showed up, another one would push them away.

We have three of them around this year. There names are Henry, Harriet and Harvey Hummingbird. L.O.L.

The male is the more attractive of the two, with his ruby red throat that is really noticeable when the sun shines on him.

I was surprised he let me take a picture of him up close, but I guess he is used to us now.

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Monday, May 4, 2009