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 - 073)
(Lophotriccus pileatus luteiventris)
bird is tiny…7 or 8 grams, and I painted this image approximately life-size.
Therefore, the image on your screen is larger than the painting, showing all
the brushstrokes and irregularities that are less apparent in the original
vignette painting, and still less when it is reproduced at a small size,
which is the intent.
These kinglet-sized birds are widely found in Central America, and in parts
of northern and western South America, although entirely absent from the
region east of the Andes, although they do occur on the eastern slopes,
often found in bamboo forests. So far as is known their diet is
entirely invertebrates, mostly insects and spiders, although we don’t know
enough about them to say they never eat small berries or the odd small seed,
as do other members of the family, Tyrannidae, to which they belong.
They often fly up to snatch tiny insects and spiders from the undersides of
have a crest which, like that of the Royal Flycatcher, is “lateral”, going
from side to side, but it is not nearly as extensive as the crest of the
much larger Royal Flycatcher. It can also fold the crest, as I showed
in the illustration, with a side view of the head. They
are non-migratory and common through much of their range. This
is a gouache watercolour on paper.
Art by Barry Kent MacKay |