Tag: allen’s


Allen's Hummingbird

I’ve been taking a Chinese brush painting class taught by Jean Shen at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. Although I haven’t really learned enough to paint a proper bird painting using Chinese brush painting strokes, I thought it would be fun to try to meld the techniques into my own type of work to see what comes of it.

Once I learn enough to do an actual brush painting, I’ll post it!

Supplies: Pentel Arts Water BrushesWinsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Set, Canson Sketch Pad 5.5 x 8.

King of the Forest

Allen's Hummingbird
A little Allen’s trying to show off to all the other birds and tell them who’s boss. Unfortunately, no matter how much spunk this little guy has, I don’t think any of the other birds are paying attention.

This was taken during BVAS January bird count.