Monday, May 16, 2011

Hummingbird and Hibiscus Blooms, A Decorative Painting

With Springtime in full bloom and warmer days finally here, I was inspired to share a painting I did from an art book study years ago. The book is, Birds in My Garden by Barbara Baatz Hillman.
This wood box piece is shaped like a fan and slides open to hold small keepsakes or wrapped candy. The perfect little accent for a coffee table.


As I view the hummingbirds in my own garden I love to watch these amazing and gorgeous little birds work so hard and suspend in one spot in the air drinking from a feeder or enjoying a flower in full bloom.
The skill, strength and stamina for such a feat is just beautiful to watch. My dear guy loves to observe the birds in our garden too and has hummingbird feeders for these elegant birds to enjoy throughout our garden.

The beautiful Hibiscus flowers are a favorite of mine to paint and grow, but our Miss Beazy loves to eat them, so I have to plant in an area she can not reach.




The Decorative Arts has been a huge part of my life for so many years and as a
Decorative Design Artist and member of the National Society of Decorative Painters, it has enriched my world, not only as a designer, but challenging me with a skill level to push my creativity.

Thank you for joining me today for a view of decorative painting from my own personal collection. I will share more from my collection in the future and till then, I will be over in my etsy shoppe filling the shelves with a few more treasures designed last week.

See you soon and have a blessed and wonderful week.


Smiles from Texas, Celestina Marie

22 comments:

Ann said...

That looks so lovely,
I can see the delicate details of the hibiscus flowers, and the bird looks so cute ♥

Lululiz said...

How delightful!

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, your little Hummingbird painting is so beautiful... I love the shape of it too... I love Hummers so much and ours arrived just before my birthday... like your hubby, Jack enjoys watching them as much as I do... their aerobatics constantly amaze us!... glad you are enjoying nice warm Spring weather... going to fix myself a cup of coffee then come back and look at the new goodies in your Etsy shop... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Tina Eudora said...

That is just gorgeous Celestina! I think decorative painters are the icing on the cake of the world! I have to say I especially love the dew drop, you truly captured the feeling of a cool drop of water sliding over the petal.
Beautiful!
Tina xo

Dogmom Diva said...

Good morning Celestina, that is just beautiful! We have had a momma hummingbird raise two sets of hummers this winter and spring..from building the nest, to two teeny eggs, to the birth of beautiful little birds..we think its the same momma anyway..they tend to return over and over..we have a feeder in the back yard just for her and babies..they should be flying soon. I will do a blog post on them this week! Your art is stunning, thank you for sharing!

Barb

The Stitching Coop said...

Watching Hummingbirds is truly an inspiration to me. You are right about how small they are and how hard they work for the simplest of needs. Your work, as always, is beautiful Celeste!! Happy Monday to you. Tammy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh that dish is gorgeous. You did an amazing job on the hummingbird! Love it!!

Willow said...

The box is so lovely. You are truly a gifted artist. I tried painting and just did not have the patience to learn.

E. Charlotte said...

Beautiful painting! I love the dew. It's so realistic! :)

I love hummingbirds as well. Such interesting and fascinating creatures. We get very few at my house, however. :(

Susan said...

Celestina, your art is beautiful!! I love humming birds too!

Createology said...

Your painting is stunning. The flowers and hummingbird are beautiful. Happy week to you...

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Celeste,
I love the painting of the sweet humming bird!
We enjoy watching the birds around here everyday. Haven't seen a humming bird this year yet. I hope they come back.
We have some sweet chick-a-dees and finches this year that are new to the yard.
Can't wait to see more from that series you painted.
Hope you're doing well and enjoying all the blooming of things at your house.
Take care sweetie!
Hugs!

Pam Traskos said...

Hi Celeste, Your painting is absolutely beautiful! Love hummingbirds, as you may already know :)....I have one who will not leave my back porch, I have named the little blessing Fat Jack! They just returned here last week, hoping to capture more pictures. Wishing you a week filled with love and blessings!

chicroses said...

So beautiful you Hibiscus and hummingbird..You do such an excellent job painting. I went to your etsy and oh my your talent is wonderful. I also love your blog wall paper. I would love to be able to paint these birds..I am really into birds...We opened an antique store and I have a blog for it.So not much time for painting. Enjoyed spending time here...sally

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, this is probably one of my favorites that your done. I absolutely love it. Funny, I'm working on a large canvas right now that is hummingbird and hibiscus scene. : ) I've really enjoyed seeing yours.

Ruth

Diane said...

This is lovely, Celeste. :-)
Hugs and blessings,
Diane

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, sweet Celeste, this is just beautiful! And completely differenet from what you usually paint. Love that lil sliding lid,too! The hibiscus look amazing, as does the sweet hbird! Didn't know hibiscus were yummy tasting! LOL

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

What a sweet little box and love the darling hummingbird you have painted. The hibiscus and bird are so life like. Beautiful work, by a talented and special Lady. thanks for showing us.

Happy day
Hugs
Carolyn

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Celeste,
How magical! I love everything you create!! How are you feeling? I sure hope you've been better~sending (((hugs))) your way and wishing you a beautiful weekend.
Love,
Cindy

victoriantailor said...

From one Celeste to another, glad to find you, love your blog and talent, Celeste, victoriantailor.com

Lilybets said...

Hi my dear Lady,take a look to my blog, in some words is what I think about you and your style!Gorgeus!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste... I loved seeing this beautiful post once more... I can hardly wait for our hummers to arrive in the Spring... you captured this one so perfectly!... thank you for the pretty card that arrived today for Tessy and me... we hope your birthday tomorrow is filled with all the good things you so deserve!... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..