featured painting: Blue-Crowned Manakin in Ecuador, 9" X 12", watercolor
This painting resulted from my two-month research trip to Ecuador, South America. This bird came to be one of my favorites on the trip. I heard this bird's energetic song many times before I was finally able to catch a glimpse of it. I could hardly believe that a bird so small could sing a song that was so loud. My reference for the bird came from one of my pen and ink sketches from the trip.