I finished my painting from the sketch I posted a few days ago. This came out so cheery and fun!
The Kiwikiu, Maui Parrotbill, is a native Hawaiian bird found on Maui. They are critically endangered and conservation projects are working hard to bring back their numbers. One of their favorite fruits to eat comes from the 'Akala plant. These fruits are known as the giant Hawaiian raspberries. Only tasty to humans when super ripe, the 'akala fruit is perfect pickings for the Kiwikiu as it ripens in the wild.
My couple here are taking time to give each other a loving gaze. Just a reminder to enjoy each moment together.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.