These tanagers got their name from the male's red behind. I didn't make it that noticeable, but you can see a little streak of red on his right side. Tanagers come in a vast array of color combinations and live all over the Americas. The Flame-Rumped Tanager is mostly found in Panama, Ecuador and Peru. I really like dramatic difference in color between the male and female. They look as though they are two separate tanager species.
My two friends here are enjoying the day on a shower tree branch. Prince's "Purple Rain" popped into my head when I finished this painting, probably because I had shower trees stuck in my brain and the background of this one turned out a pretty blend of lilac and lavender.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.