This is collage number 10, only 2 more to go and I can make my calendar! :-)
The hummingbird is a bit of a generic bird rather than a specific one as I couldn’t find one that ticked all the boxes. It has the tail of a scissor tail and the red throat of the aptly named red-throated hummingbird, however, the wing/body colour is not something I’ve seen in any of the ones I looked at. See it on my blog in detail.
I spend a lot of time researching each animal/insect that I paint. Firstly, I like them, secondly, I usually prefer to paint them as anatomically correct as I can, but sometimes you need to use artistic license to get the painting you want. :-)
The image is inspired by the song ‘Wild Thing’, this sort of ‘Wild Thing’ does indeed make my heart sing. :-)
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