This was a direct request from Ann at Signature Galleries for Wyland Tahoe. Emerald Bay is a gorgeous place with pristine views and a cool mountain breeze. My Western Tanager is taking it all in. When birding up in Tahoe, the Western Tanager will be easy to spot. The male is bright yellow with a fireball head and black back. They have a sweet song similar to a cardinal quick chirp. Nothing like a morning of fresh air and an open pine perch. I think it's time for a visit!
Seriously? He is way too cute for his own good. There is an adorable orange-tan Pomeranian that greets us in the morning on our walks, running circles with intermittent hops and bounces. This is my most favorite of all paintings right now. I mean seriously, how can you look at this little guy and not smile? And want to squish him all up?
This little guy is a mini painting, 5"x5". He fills the whole canvas though. I just painting "Lovely Day" with pink Pueos and now I have a blue one! Naturally, the Pueo is cream, brown and black, but it is so much fun to add a little artistic style and pigment. The Pueo is a ground burrowing owl, but they hang out on fences and tree branches looking for tasty treats. With a face like that, I'd give Little Boy Blue anything his heart desires!
Hi Everyone! I'm doing a test on my blog... having issues sending three posts to Facebook when I just want to send one. So here's a treat: the original BIRDETTE! Have a great day!
All gussied up and ready for a night on the town! My little Yorkie pair looks like quite the power couple... all five inches of them. Puppies and kittens are requested from Wyland Waikiki and puppies and kittens they shall receive! Yorkies have always reminded me of Ewoks. In fact, I think they possess the ability to Jedi Mind Trick me into submitting to all their demands. Oh cuteness, I will do whatever you ask... for a snuggle!
Hooray for love! My little 'Amakihi are celebrating the day with a kiss and some flowers:) The Royal Poinciana is a canopy style tree that blooms orange-red in the late spring/early summer. It's a perfect spot for a mid-morning smooch session. The 'Amakihi is a Hawaiian honeycreeper that loves nectar and will eat fruits as well. They are a burst of yellow and lime-green, very easy to spot amongst the fiery hues of the Poinciana. I guess privacy isn't an issue with these guys!
I see my 'Akepa male singing this song to his lady and at the end she steals the show with the ultra high end note. You know the one, it's so high that if you ever try to hit it, you sound like a rabbit in distress. But my birdies have experience, so that note is easy-peesy. Its a good day in Hawaii.
Java Sparrows love my backyard. Maybe because I have lots of nice smelling plumeria trees and fruit trees. Maybe because I have a cute little copper waterbath for them to bathe in and drink from... But its probably because I have to cast iron balls hanging from my mango tree that rains down black sunflower seeds for all to consume. That's probably it. Whatever the reason, I love that they hang out at my house. And they look right at home in this plumeria tree!
Pretty soon I am going to have to create a page for just Pueo paintings, I love them so much! Just to be clear, the Pueo is our Hawaiian Short-Eared Owl. They do not naturally have pink feathers, but I thought they would look smashing with this color combo. My left-side Pueo is so pleased, she's closed her eyes to savor the snuggle. And my right-side Pueo is making sure we don't ruin the moment. Such a gentelman...
Wow, I love this little Birdette. He is too cute! This is an 'Akikiki, endemic Hawaiian honeycreeper. The 'Akikiki only lives in Kauai. It's a shame because they are adorable with their fluffy white fronts and round slate blue backs. It's short tail makes the 'Akikiki that much more lovable. Oh goodness, if definitely call this little cutie, no "maybe" necessary!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.