Diane Mannion, Quaker Parrot, 6x6" oil on gessoboard
Another for my bird series. While going through old reference photos, I found this shot of a Quaker parrot I snapped a few summers ago in Punta Gorda. There's a large tree in a park which is home to a flock of these noisy, comical creatures. When I zoomed in I noticed this parrot held a scrap of what looked like a candy or potato chip wrapper. No wonder he liked hanging around the playground during lunchtime.
The thumbnail sketch. I liked the leaf patterns and how the parrot blended into the background.