I love suggestions and ideas thrown my way, so when my friend Mike sent me a link to a Laughing Kookaburra, I was inspired. Kookaburra live mostly in Australia. They are carnivorous and have been known to even steal meat cooking on outdoor bbq grills.
This painting is an obvious translation of the Australian nursery rhyme, but I felt that the one Kookaburra needed a friend. I chose to do lots more texture in this painting and used the palette knife for added weight on the birds' feathers.
They look content in the old gum tree!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.