Oil Paintings

Anna’s Hummingbird

"Desert Jewel"
“Desert Jewel”

Oil painting of Anna’s female hummingbird in a desert landscape.  Emphasis is the hummingbird, deliberately proportionally larger.  The hummingbird subject was from my photo of the female Anna’s who made her nest in my yard and had two sucessful hummingbirds fledge.  The desert landscape is also from my photo reference taken while visiting the Anza Borrego Desert.

In Private Collection


Hummingbirds (oil)

Allen's Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird Nestlings
Anna’s Hummingbird Nestlings

On the left is an oil paintng on wood panel.  The subject is one of my favorite creatures in nature, hummingbirds.  Their acrobatic ballet flying abilities are incredible.  Only the female hummingbird builds the nest and cares for her 1-2 nestlings.  She’ll continue feeding them 1-2 weeks after they have fledged from their nest.

My many years in rescuing hummingbirds has given me a wonderful  and unique opportunity to observe them up close.

There are some great DVD’s about hummingbirds available, “Hooked on Hummingbirds”,
“Hummingbird! Beauty and the Beast”, “Mother Hummingbirds Life”.
The PBS special, “Hummingbirds – Magic in the Air” is beautiful and informative.
                                           Both paintings in a Private Collection
On the right is an oil painting on canvas one of three, a triptych.  You can see the complete triptych under “Exhibitions”.
All Monique F. Rea artwork and text Copyright 2010

Public Choice Show

"Hummingbird Nursery"
“Hummingbird Nursery”

 The Public Choice Show exhibited this piece at the San Clemente Art Gallery from January 10th, 2010 through February 11th, 2010.

In a Private Collection

Completed Artwork October