Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Charles Greenbird"

"Charles Greenbird"
2012, Watercolor
5 ¾" x 11 ½"

This weekend one of my friend's bird, Charles Greenbird, passed away. I've been meaning to do a painting of him for awhile and I started this one right after I got the email about his passing.

Charles was a picky/sexist bird. He only let men hold him, that is, until I came to visit one Sunday evening in 2010. He surprised his entire family by cautiously clawing his way up my arm to perch with his head cocked eyeing me. I was the only women that he ever let hold him …. and he might be the only parrot that I'll ever paint (unless some one commissions me to paint their pretty polly).

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