This hummingbird came to feed on my mint plant yesterday morning. The sun was low in the sky so most of the bird was in shadow. The challenge was to keep the painting colorful in spite of that. I used a linen panel that was smooth so I could keep the paint thin and lift it when I needed to. Hummingbirds are like little gems. This 5 x 7 inch framed oil painting sold for $120 at the John Deaux Gallery in Pueblo, CO.