Ava Hummingbird Original Painting
Margaret Petchell Artist

Ava Hummingbird Original Painting

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Painting by Margaret Petchell 2015

Acrylic on Canvas 76cm x 76 cm

Hummingbirds are known for their exotic feathers and breathtaking plumage. Their feathers are often metallic, appearing almost like scales. Coloration comes not from pigmentation, but from light reflecting from the cells that exist on top of their feather…

This series of birds, from the 2013 exhibition “The Commoners”.

The birds pose proudly as if sitting for a studio portrait, puffed up, solemn and dignified

In each of the images, the soul of the bird has been captured, creating a connection with the viewer enabling us to relate to them on an emotional level. The birds have all been named, giving them a character and identity of their own