Chihuahuas are so small and wonderful! There is nothing more lovely than cuddling up with a tiny pooch who gives you little kisses and tons of love. These two look so happy together. In fact the one on the left looks a little love-drunk.
When I was looking at this painting, deciding what to name it, "My Heart Will Go On" popped up in my brain. I think it is because my little Red-Breasted Nuthatch looks as though he is perched on his pinecone, chest thrust forward, peering out into the distance. Just like that all too familiar scene from Titanic with Jack and Rose at the bow of the boat. He's waiting for his love to find him...
African Penguins are gregarious and fun-loving. They don't mind being around people, but can fend for themselves. Their funny pink eyebrows are actually glands that help them maintain a balanced temperature by cooling them down in warmer weather. My two African Penguins on the right are ready for some excitement. Stepping out on the town to have a night out!
Tahoe love the pine needles, I love the pine needles! I also love the Mountain Chickadees, so this is a perfect match. I like how the left-side chickadee looks very serious. She's on the lookout for some excitement, especially if it ends up with tasty treats in her belly. The chickadee on the right looks like he's already found enough treats and is simply indulging his mate's sense of adventure. We do what we can for the ones we love!
My goodness, these two are too much! I have been wanting to paint "love bunnies" for a while now. These two Cottontail Rabbits are simply adorable. Initially, I thought the nose snuggle would be enough love-fest-ness, but then I saw my cottontail had a heart-shaped poof and I had to accentuate that feature. Can never have enough snuggles!
Luck of the fox! (And he has green background)
The Red Fox is an amazing creature. The term "clever as a fox" is true, the fox is super adaptive, quick to assess a situation and find a solution to most problems. The Red Fox can be found all over the world. They like company, but my little fox is taking a moment to curl up by himself and enjoy some peace and quiet.
The Red-Billed Leiothrix is a shy fellow. He doesn't flaunt his stuff around town or socialize too much. He loves his mate and tends to her in their low-lying abode. So it's a real treat that our little Leiothrix has come out of his shell and perched himself on a beautiful yellow hibiscus.
See you soon! (I hope!)
My little black bear is hanging around up in a tree, and he looks like he might have gone too far sideways... The black bear is a beautiful bear with thick black fur, sweet wet nose and scary big claws. As cubs, black bears are curious and adventurous. It's not surprising to find a couple climbing trees and rolling about, but don't get too close. Mama Bear is always on the watch and super protective of her babies. I don't my blame her, they are so cute!
Nothing says Hawaii more to me than the yellow hibiscus and a pair of native Hawaiian birds like the 'Apapane. The 'Apapane is an endemic Hawaiian honeycreeper that feeds off the sweet nectar of Hawaiian flowers. Usually found in forested areas and higher elevation, this pair decided to take a day trip to the beach. It's not for lack of sunscreen that their plumage is red, but their red feathers hide the blush of love splashed across their faces:)
I am in love with red foxes and now with a Wyland Tahoe, I am able to put my love to paint! This little fox pair is mama and baby boy kit. They are so cute! The kit has blue eyes until he is about one month old, then they start to change to hazel. Usually the kit is blackish brown until he's about one month old, but I jump started this little guy's color:) You can tell he's a good boy, because he stays close to Mama. Just like a Mama's Boy should!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.