Dempsey Essick is a self taught, self expressed realist watercolor artist. He is known as the Hummingbird Bird Artist; not only for the hummingbirds he paints but for the hidden hummingbirds he hides in his paintings.
In laying out the painting I felt that a blue enamelware bucket would complete the scene. My good friend Dennis Crotts has an extended collection and when I saw his graniteware bucket I knew it was exactly what I needed. Dennis loaned me the bucket and several other pieces to be displayed with the original painting.
I found painting the Penta plant to be quite challenging. Each little clump has multiple blooms and their detail was very time consuming. The enamelware was a lot of fun to paint in that it is almost like a painting within a painting trying to duplicate the blue swirls.I am so pleased how this piece turned out. Even though it may appear simple, it was very complex to paint with the flowers, the swirls, the grain of the wood and the texture of the bricks. As always I have included a hidden hummingbird and locating it will, this time, prove to be a challenge.
A companion piece to "Wait Your Turn" is "Pump House Shadows". They are of the same palette and the two group perfectly together.