A Quick Meeting At the Water Cooler by Lauren Chan
Original Pastel on Specialty Paper
The first hummingbird I recall seeing was a few years ago when I first moved to California. I quickly formed an obsession watching their agile movements. My very patient father-in-law photographed a series of these beautiful birds, and I had the joy of rendering them on paper. With the fast shutter speed of modern cameras, for the first time I could see all of the small details of their iridescent feathers while in mid-flight. In an attempt to replicate their beauty in this nearly life-size portrait, I fell even deeper in love with these miniature flying jewels.