The 'Akikiki is so fun the paint because they look like little fluffballs! Also, they have a steel blue-grey cap and back, so I can have fun with background colors.
My 'Akikiki are happily perched on a stem of indigo plumeria. They seem to be enjoying a nice afternoon in the sunlight before sunset comes along.
'Akikiki are critically endangered and can only be found on the island of Kauai. The 'Akikiki has a portly little shape accentuated by its stubby tail. Usually the eye rings will fade as the 'Akikiki gets older, so these two must be young bloods. Just love 'em!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.