My friends give me ideas all the time and my good buddy Kris has been bugging to paint a bird with the Bird of Paradise. So here it is! And I must say, I really enjoyed creating the flower.
The bird I chose to perch on my BoP is a Red-Cheeked Cordon Bleu. These birds (part of the finch family) are not endemic to Hawaii, but they were introduced to the islands a while back. I love their colors and that sweet red patch on the males' cheeks.
Note to self: must paint more BoPs and R-CCBs... That's a lot of letters to decipher!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.