On the Ball
A female hummingbird rests perched atop an old ball jar. I've always imagined the challenge of painting wallpaper through the distorted lens of curved glass and it came together in this piece.
Each original watercolour painting begins with a detailed pencil drawing. The drawing process involves real-life objects from our farm, the use of my own photo references of our resident wildlife, and many pattern and colour studies. The wallpaper patterns seen in many of my pieces are created from scratch… from doodle to design! As for the watercolour itself, all of the pieces are painted on a hot-pressed block using fine brushes, watercolour paint and pencils and, as yet, no magnifying glass.
Size: 8X8” watercolour with 14X14” acid-free, double mat
Frame: Framed in a gallery-style basswood frame stained in walnut, ebony or driftwood