Hummingbirds never cease to entertain me. Every spring we are blessed with the arrival of the Calliope, Black-chinned, and Rufous hummingbirds. Many of their aerial antics are repeated time after time; their spiralling dance is one of them.
In this painting a Rufous and Black-chinned male hummingbird spiral upwards towards the sun. The white light from the sun sifts through both the birds reappearing as colours of the light spectrum. Each bird reveals three colours which when combined create a rainbow.