In this section are copies of original works of art. All of them are dedicated to helping us live according to unconditional love and compassion, which is the foundation of our peaceful means of bringing true and lasting peace to all of God's creatures, whether they are human beings or other animals.
(Artwork - 070)
These little birds are well known even to people who donít usually notice
birds. Thatís because they live in open habitats Ė desert, scrubby
arid regions and pine barrens, partly because they tend to sit out in the
open, but also because of the brilliant colours of the male.
I have shown the northern subspecies, found in the dry, desert and semi-desert regions of eastern California, New Mexico, Arizona, western Texas and parts of adjoining Oklahoma, and northern Mexico. But various subspecies occur throughout much of Central and South America, including two subspecies endemic to the Galapagos Islands (where I saw the species for the first time, about 45 years ago), south as far as Argentina. Birds who live in the higher latitudes, northern and southern hemisphere, are somewhat migratory.
This painting shows the red and dark brown male, and the more modestly coloured female. It is life size in gouache watercolour, on paper.
Copyright © Barry Kent MacKay
Barry describes himself as a Canadian artist/writer/naturalist.
See his website: http://barrykentmackay.ca/