Toucan & Finches
Original acrylic painting on a gray treated pine wood panel 12 x 36 in.
It can hang on the wall from a single nail or from a coconut rope attached to the back of the panel. The panel itself is lightweight and is 3/4 in thick.
I typically love painting birds seen locally in Hawai'i but I wanted to experiment with different exotic species. Featured in this painting are playful Gouldian finches, a Keel billed Toucan, and Monstera leaves.
Gouldian finches are my mom's favorite bird and were some of the first pets I had as a child. It was from that time that I began to study their behavior and identify with birds personally. These finches are native to Australia and are seen in a wide variety of color combinations.
The Keel-billed Toucan is native to South America and is the national bird of Belize! They are actually not the greatest flyers, and hop from tree to tree. Also, in their native regions, toucans are actually thought to be associated with evil spirits and the incarnation of a demon! A very surprising fun fact, indeed.