I love watching meteor showers on the Big Island because the skies are super clear and most of the island is wide open for star gazing. In fact, the north-west side of the island mostly prohibits contractors from building over three stories, so there are no bothersome skyscrapers obstructing the view. The birds I painted here are common nighthawks. I wanted a cute pair of birds found in Hawaii that stay up at night to watch the light show. It doesn't hurt in the cute department that they have big doe-y eyes and seemingly shrugged shoulders from their long wings. Nothing can be finer than a snuggle under the falling stars!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.