The Hummingbird

The Hummingbird

This A4 sized painting is turquoise ink with gold drifts.  It was created with just the pure delight of putting vibrant colour on white paper.  After a few stokes at random, I saw the body of a hummingbird bird.  Then, with rapid sweeping strokes, I indicated the wings.
The effect of the ink-running out at the end of the stroke suggests it’s hovering movement.

As a complete coincidence, around Christmas, I was given the latest and sadly the last cd of Leonard Cohen, which contains a wonderful song ‘The Hummingbird’.  The text reads:

Listen to the hummingbird,
Don’t listen to me.
Listen to the mind of God,
Don’t listen to me.
LEONARD COHEN