Early this summer a friend asked for a commission painting of a hummingbird for a gift.
Now I recall what my Grandpa said about commissions.
In short, he wasn’t a fan.
It can be so stressful to try to create a painting of something that is not in your first nature.
But one of the sweet lessons I’ve learned in life is that we are all gifted differently. What is frustrating for one person is a joy to another.
This project was a bit nerve-racking, but I ended up loving it and creating a small collection of hummingbirds.
Their rich and vibrant greens, purples, blues, and turquoise have such an autumn feel to them, I thought it would be fun to release them as “Autumn Hummingbirds 2020.”
It’s been fun to have these sweet and colorful birds serenade me in my art studio, but I decided to release them into the world this week.
If you would like to buy one of these lovely birds, you can find the original art in the Etsy Creative Season shop here.
The original watercolors are $95 each (7×5 inches) and come with a white 10×8 mat for easy framing (frame is not included).
Shipping is free on all of the Hummingbird 2020 Collection.
I do have a few limited edition prints available as well for $55 each (also free shipping).
I hope my own adventure into commissioned paintings this summer encourages you to step into something you have been interested in, but perhaps nervous about due to what others have said about the hobby/job/new fill-in-the-blank. We are all gifted differently. Let us encourage one another in the work we do!