One of my favorite songs for one of my latest favorite paintings. As soon as I sketched this composition out, I knew I would turn it into a painting and fall in love!
The Goldfinch is a common bird in California and elsewhere on the mainland. We do not have any Goldfinches in Hawaii, but we have some relatives. I love the black head markings on male Goldfinches. They look as though someone thumb-printed the tops of their heads. It makes them look more curious and a little serious, maybe intently intrigued? At any rate, my wee Goldfinch is giving us all he's got. Striking a pose with some pretty blossoms... How could we not want him?
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.