After creating "Better Together" for Maui, I decided to make a painting for Tahoe with the same feel.
"Stay With Me" by Sam Smith was playing while I painted this piece and it fit the feeling perfectly. I chose the Evening Grosbeak pair nestled comfortably within a wreath of Juniper berries and leaves. Along with insects and seeds, the juniper berries are a favorite snack for Evening Grosbeaks. They have large, powerful beaks that they use to crack open tough seeds that most other songbirds cannot break with their cute little beaks.
An interesting fact about Evening Grosbeaks: they are irregular migrating birds which means they don't migrate at a specific time to a specific place every year. My little male Evening Grosbeak is trying to convince his lady to stay with him in their juniper hideaway just a little longer... Maybe they will stay through the winter and beyond? It's looks like the decision is up to the lady, and she looks pretty happy to be right where she's perched;)
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.