hello my dear friends, thank you for coming to this post. I hope you will have fun trying this painting. It’s relatively easy and hope you have fun.
I have been having fun going to my backyard to watch birds. My neighbor has a few big hummingbird feeders, and so there are a lot of hummingbirds around. And while I was just watching birds one day, I don’t even have to feed the birds. I try to put some peanut butter with seeds on a pine cone and really no takers. The birds only come and visit while I water the plants outside. They come for the water. We also have a swamp cooler that periodically drain some water, and I know they love that. I don’t really know what happened, I suspect there are some new people in the neighborhood feeding them tons of seeds, and the birda are happy. Oh wwell if they are happy I am certainly happy for them. I thought peanut butter would be a big draw, but apparently not. But I saw a very very little bird nest, and so I rushed in the house and got my binocular. And the nest were under some leaves, and I was at an angle that I can see it. And It was greenish. I watched for a long time. But I know the mom must be weary of my present, so I went inside the house. And thought about it a lot, and decided to do some research on the nest. And I am quite sure it is a hummingbird nest, and that would make sense with the buckets of sugared water that my neighbor put out there. It is good, I get to watch them too. Now that I have new glasses, I can see them quite well from my yard. The house next to us had went through periods of no occupancy, and frankly I was likely having my backyard free of observers. But I guess good thing does n;t last long in this case. But still I like my neighbor a whole lot. They are very nice people from Africa. Ok back to bird nest. So I always liked to go to byu library, especially in the summer time, because there are nobody around. And I enjoyed drawing, painting, looking at books, and then I can do squats around when I sat too long. This time, as we were going up the steps from the underground parking lot, a pair of swallows decided to build a beautiful nest there. And in order to not scare them too much, I had to observe the nest quickly, but I can tell the birds were freaking out. So I did for 5 seconds, and the nest were actually quite similar to the humming bird nest that I saw. So that was the inspiration to this painting in the middle of summer. We had passed the longest day of the year couple of weeks ago. So its actually harvesting time for gardeners. Are you guys doing any vegetables gardening this year. I have an idea for the next painting, but I do not like to say it anymore cause I changed my minds a lot. But I hope every ody is enjoying nature and the nice summer. We are going to the beach soon too. Lots of fun things, and my daughter to coming to stay at my house on her way to canada to see the other in laws. I am grateful I can see my grand daughter baby, who is six months old. Nothing better in the whole world.
Ok lets talk about the colors used. Thalo blue and Diox purple for the top of the head. Sometimes some payne’s gray, sap green and prylene green for the body. Sepia and green gold mix for the muddy greenish nest, Burnt umber and little black for the branches, and my green mix.
I have been enjoying you guys saying hi to me here and on youtube, thank you so much for your kind remarks and friendship. I hope you guys are all progressing well in this journey. I went to yellowstone this year and did some painting outdoor. Ihope to work on finishing them more, and then I can show you guys what i did. I will attempt to have my husband take some short video too. Yellowstone is my magical place, I love it and so I will do lots of sketching outdoor. We can talk about painting supplies too. Have a very good day, talk to you soon.