“Flash” 4×4, oil on canvas Buy Now

I’m working on some other paintings right now but the final touches are not coming as easily as I hoped, and rather than overwork a painting in frustration, I’ve settled for a day 26 hummingbird. Tiny birds need tiny canvases. 

I’ve got that Robert Browning quote running around in my head– “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?” And I get it, but sometimes taking a break from that ambitious reach and settling into what can be easily grasped– there’s magic in that too. 

This month I’ve talked a lot about having trouble slowing down, so I thought a hummingbird at rest from his frantic wing flapping was appropriate. And in this same spirit, I think I’m going to indulge myself in a day 26 nap. See you (hopefully refreshed) on day 27.