Sunday, May 31, 2009

Red-masked Parakeet (Ecuador, Peru)
6" x 6"
Painting #14

The Red-masked Parakeet is a medium-sized parrot from South America. There is a feral population of these birds which live in San Francisco and is the subject of the book and film, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. I see them all the time, often in the Pacific Heights area, and usually in the morning. They are very loud and you definitely hear them coming. In this painting, I matched the gray to the color of today's sky. Summer must be here (sigh)...


  1. Wow! I think this is my favorite so far!!! great work!

    Love your colors, the expressions on your birds' faces, your project in general!

  2. This bird looks sassy. He might even have an attitude problem. I like it.

  3. Thank you! I also love the expression on this bird's face, it was the reason I chose this photo to paint from. He's a little dynamo!