Tiny but Fierce

Tiny but Fierce (4″ x 4″ oil on raised panel)

You have to admire these feisty little birds and this one is just full of attitude. I kept the background quite loose here to keep the focus on the hummingbird …you can’t miss that intense stare!

image (C) 2022 Hilary Farmer

Anna’s Blooms

Anna’s Blooms (4″ x 4″ oil on raised panel)

This sweet little Anna’s hummingbird is perched daintily among the flowers. “Which one will I sip from next?”

I am having so much fun painting hummingbirds lately. And I’m not done yet! This was actually the last painting I finished in 2021 after this it’s all new 2022 work. 🙂

(C) 2022 Hilary Farmer

Dainty Rufous

Dainty Rufous (4″ x 4″ oil on raised panel)

This is another common type of hummingbird where I live on the west coast of Canada although I see the Anna’s more often.

I was recently looking at slowed down videos of how hummingbirds’ wings move compared to other birds. Quite fascinating! Check out this Youtube video from the Smithsonian if you’re interested.

I was trying again to capture that sense of movement in stillness that hummingbirds impart.

image (C) 2022 Hilary Farmer