Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Snakeweed and the Bananaquit.

I finally get to post this! There were many notable birds during my trip to the Caribbean and wish I could have painted them all. My schedule did allow time to work sporadically on this bananaquit. This piece is intended to be submitted to the GNSI show in Denver with the theme of birds, plants, and pollinators. This Bananaquit(Coereba flaveolaof the Puerto Rican variety is feeding from the snakeweed(Stachytarpheta jamaicensis) plant found throughout the Caribbean contributing directly in pollination.