I took this photograph of this emerald green hummingbird at Descanso Gardens. I am unsure of the name of the white flowers it is drinking from, but it liked them a lot. Hummingbirds move so very fast that I feel very lucky when I capture one on camera. They are always a joy to me to see... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint birds and flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.
Here is a sketch of an orchid. Orchids are one of my favorite flowers, there's an incredibly diverse range to these lovely flowers... I doubt I'll paint it, but I did enjoy sketching it.
I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 18.
This is a rough sketch.