By the time March gets here I’m ready for spring. I’m thinking of flower beds, gardens and enjoying as much time as I can outside. I saw my first robin a few weeks ago which put me in the mood to paint birds. I did two. There is still snow on the ground but spring is coming. Just a few more winter storms and cold walks and then everything becomes new again.
I’ve got my list of projects just need to wait a few weeks more. ❤️
I was told that this is one smart parrot. Twenty years old and deeply loved and very spoiled. I was asked to commission this watercolor for a dear friend. It’s actually for her brother who lives in New York. I love New York and I love parrots. I had parakeets as a kid. I was never successful in teaching my birds anything but loved them all the same.
A fun bird to paint and I got to use all of my bright colors on my palette. The best gifts are the ones homemade or carefully selected. My friend’s brother called me to thank me for the portrait. He told me how he found Max. The trouble Max could get into and how much he was looking forward to taking this painting back home. He made me laugh with his stories and jokes about parrots. He had quite a few. ❤️
So I hope you enjoy meeting Max. I was told parrots live a very long time. So this bird will be with us for years to come sharing love and squawks to others.
There is something so special about young people falling in love. They have so many hopes and dreams for the life that is in front of them. They think that they are ready for this next step but there are so many surprises in store for them.
It’s the surprises of life that builds our character. That sounds like something wise someone important must have said. I don’t know who that could have been. I do love painting people who are at the beginning of there love journey. The love in their eyes are always so captivating. It makes me think of my magical moment.
My love and I have been married 35 years. I still feel like the luckiest woman in the world to have found such a wonderful man. His kiss still makes my toes curl. 😘. I know I’m one of the lucky ones. Wishing this couple so much happiness.