First off, thanks to Kari for choosing to give "Walk On The Wild Side" a good home! And Kazuko from Japan took home "Day In Paradise"!
These are little Saffron Finches. The male is brilliant gold with a red smudge on his forehead and chin, while the female ranges from greys and greens to a paler greenish-yellow tone. My soulmates are enjoying a lush afternoon on a common tree found in Hawaii called Cassia Javanica. To me, the flowers look almost like hibiscus except a little smaller and more fluttery thin... And in a tree.
I have been waiting for a painting to come along that fit this song title. I felt that the male bird would have to be utterly amazed by his perfect lady, and the flowers would have to be elaborate. When I finished this painting, I knew I had a winner!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.