Bumble

Bumble (4″ x 4″ oil on raised panel)

Isn’t he cute! This bumblebee is head down getting all the pollen going …which is exactly what Tom wrote about in his delightful poem.

It’s in here, sure, so thick and rich,
the very best of nectar sweet.
It is my all, my ding-an-sich…
I have it! Oh! It’s such a treat!

image (c) 2021 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2021 TJ Radcliffe

Anna’s hummingbird

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

Another tiny creature for a tiny painting. Hummingbirds are so sweet and we do see them around quite a lot where we live. As we plant more flowering plants in the garden I hope they will spend more time in view instead of speeding off.

Tom wrote this: (I love the hummingbird’s perspective he imagines!)

Precisely feathered, warmed by sun
I sit upon a summer twig
while in the trees the bumblers hum
wishing they were like me: big!

image (c) 2021 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2021 TJ Radcliffe

Butterfly Blackberries

Butterfly Blackberries (4″ x 4″ oil on raised panel)

I have just finished a series of eight mini oil paintings. I thought it would be fun to try tiny creatures on tiny paintings. It was! 🙂 Remember, it may look large on your screen but these are very small.

Tom has written delightful short poems – one for each. Enjoy!

Now really, Darling, don’t you see
that when I’m posed beside this berry
my colours bold and wild and free
are so much brighter, fun, and merry?

image (c) 2021 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2021 TJ Radcliffe