Swallow tanagers hawk insects from the treetops, where I sketched them in the Amazon. I stood on a platform about 150 feet up as I did so. This is watercolor.
Swallow tanagers hawk insects from the treetops. I stood on a platform about 150 feet up and sketched in watercolor.
Studies in the air: purple honeycreepers (see lower right corner of this painting) sketched from the top of a tree in the Amazon.
Studies in the air: purple honeycreepers (see lower right corner of this painting) and some unidentified bird or other.
This is where I drew the birds and the bromeliads for the background. It's high up in the Amazon canopy. Great view from up here and lots of birds.
This is the drawing room for the swallow tanager, honeycreeper, the green and gold tanager and the bromeliads, high up in the canopy. Great view and lots of birds.
Lots of colorful, highly patterned vegetation to go along with the jewel-like birds.
Colorful, highly patterned vegetation goes well with jewel-like birds.

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