The Black-Capped Chickadee is one of my most favorite birds to paint. They have so much character and I love their fluffy black caps!
I see this pair as brother and sister. On the left, we have the tough-guy brother that is watching out for his sis. And we have the cute little sister who is much tougher than she looks.
I have two brothers and, although I can hold my own, it was always comforting to know that they'd have my back. My sister-in-law Amanda has told me before that she was jealous of my siblings' close-knit relationships because, as an only child, she didn't have that growing up. I never knew any different, but I appreciate our special bond now. Of course, Amanda is now my sister, part of the clan, and she gets teased, pinched and smothered just like the rest of us... Forgot to tell her about the torments of siblinghood that comes along with the love;)
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.