encaustic and mixed media on panel, 12 x 12 inches / available
Walking my dogs one morning we came upon a dead hummingbird. I rescued the carcass and brought it home. I decided it was suitable to include in one of my bird nest projects. I found a small glass jar at a craft store that held the skull perfectly and attached the jar to the panel with wire. The background is an antique block print napkin and the nest is a photograph of one of the bird nests from my collection. It includes lots of fluffy padding that must have made a cozy home for the babies.
The three “Empty Nest” paintings were shown at the Orange County Fair in the Fine Arts Building from July 12 through August 12, 2019. It won Second Place in its division.