In the midst of winter, I start dreaming about spring. It's the time for renewal, new starts, new colors, new choices. I always look forward to the flowers blooming and the warm sunshine blowing around in the spring winds.
This piece is a reflection of my feelings about spring and the hummingbirds that come to visit us every year. It truly is a mixed media piece...it has so many layers and mediums. For the background, I used a vintage hankie that had a flower stitched into it. I then added gesso and plaster. I used an image transfer for the hummingbird and formed the flowers in watercolor, graphite, and intense pencils. I added some watered-down paint in the background to give it a vintage-feel. Finally, I finished it off with a layer of encaustic wax, which gave it a dream-like quality.
This little piece will be available soon in an upcoming auction on Facebook. The link for the auction is:
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