This is part deux. Hummer Study 1 is below:
Hummer Study 1, Oil on Canvas, SOLD
It's likely I'll be doing more of these. Finding a good image with strong directional shadows is not an easy task. Taking my own photos is not an option because I dont have the patience for it. However, there is a website called Paint my Photo (https://pmp-art.com/) that is AWESOME if you are an artist looking for reference images - which was necessary for me if I was going to paint hummingbirds.
Both of these came from there.
Thanks to Robin Brady and Linda Anderson for the terrific shots of these little buggers and the permission to use their images for paintings. I'll be watching for more!