"Hey Me, Hey Mama!" is named after the Ray LaMontagne song of the same name. I was listening to the song while painting this larger canvas (22"x24") and the birds looked like they were dancing to the music. These birdies are 'Akepa from Hawaii. I love painting 'Akepa because the males have that brilliant orange plumage. Of course, the females are duller in color, but they are just as cute. My 'Akepa couple is perched in one of their favorite nesting trees: the Acacia Koa (shortened to Koa by most people). I imagine the male 'Akepa finding this perfect abode for his lady and she loves it so much that they do a bouncing happy snuggle dance (with the song playing in background). Happy wife, happy life!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.