Happy Fourth of July, Everyone!
I've got my burgers and onion rings ready to grill, so I figured I should do a patriotic bird painting today.
These little cotton balls are Bald Eaglets. Until three or four weeks old, Bald Eaglets have snowy white down covering their entire bodies. As they mature, their bodies get covered in grey down then brown feathers and their heads produce the familiar bright white feathers.
Politics have never really been my favorite topic of discussion. And I know that all my politically-savvy friends are up in arms about that statement (You need to get involved in what the government is doing, knowledge is power! America is politics!). The way I see it, my gung-ho buddies can focus their passion on politics, and then let me know and I'll support what sounds good to me.
America is a great country. Yes, we have some major issues to iron out and, yes, some other countries say "Americans" as though it's a bad word. But where else can you grow up dreaming of being a professional athlete/astronaut, win a sweepstakes to meet Oprah in Hawaii, eat a double-fried, chocolate-dipped Twinkie at a state fair and quit your career as a neurosurgeon to become a yoga instructor?
So enjoy your hotdogs and potato salad today with fireworks in the cul-de-sac after sunset. After all, that's what we are celebrating today. America is all about having choices, celebrating our independence and embracing the freedoms of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Proud to be an American!
Thanks to Amy and Dan Weiske!
"You Be My Honeysuckle" is a larger canvas 11"x14" with a pair of Anna's Hummingbirds and Coral Honeysuckle. The female has reddish spots on her throat and the male's crown and throat are brilliant pink.
The Weiskes are big fans of hummingbirds, just like me, so we get along really well. I will keep making more, stay tuned! :)
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.