Calliope Hum Dinger
Hummingbirds fascinate both of us. We put food out in Mid April until Mid September. Tom is up every single Summer day at 5:30 to put out all 8 feeders. He has taught them to land on his finger if he stands still enough by the feeder. Now our visiting guests delight in doing this too, we snap a picture to commemorate it for them. Sometimes we have to tell the most learned big guys, "Yes, You can still breathe, while standing there holding your finger still." The Hummer Feeding Show starts every Summer evening about 7:00-8:30. Sunsets are included included.
We have 3 kinds of Hummers here in Evergreen. The tiniest of all Hummers, the Calliope has gussets of purple stripes flowing from it's throat. These flare more broadly when threatened or he wants to dominance. The females do not have the stripes. Both can often be identified because their size is so much smaller than the Ruby Throated or Rufus Hummers. My need was to paint each of them getting the syrup out of the flowers in our yard. They are so tiny I wanted to catch them each in a different pose, wings flapping a different way to get to their reward. The most Beautiful and cute acrobats you will ever see.
These are from my photos at flowers in our yard. I have put the 2 green Hummers with pinkish flowers on the outside and the Rufous and blue flower in the center.
As a grouping, the 7/8" edge has the flowers, stems, or leaves painted on at least one of the edges that will show. There are wire hangers in the back and do not need to be framed.
Each piece may be purchased individually.
$125.00.00 or 3 for $250.00
Media: Acrylic on 7/8" Deep Cradled Birch Panel,
Size: 4" x 6" x 7/8"
Currently displayed at: Evergreen , CO
This piece is available