Description Travieso, is a beautiful, smart, Scarlet Macaw. His name means; mischievous, naughty, puckish, frolicsome, roguish, playful, willful, wanton, prankish, wayward, impish, high-spirited just to name a few of the Spanish translations, he earns them all - and thats not his full name...
I painted this watercolor of Travieso, while living in Roatan, The Bay Islands of Honduras. The people and animals I meet inspire my paintings, though usually it is the animals I paint.
Travieso is a talented bird and close to 30 years old (when I painted this), living with his life-long guardian in her 80s. He had remodeled their house piece by piece - he did not like square corners much. One afternoon while I was having tea (read - Gin and Tonic) with his guardian, she said, in all his years, the one thing he has never touched - is my Geraniums. As she said it, he looked at the flowers, then gave her a you mean these? look and reached over and snapped off a branch - just to see what he had been missing - and no doubt to cause a fuss. ... Then she called him by his full name.
To me, this painting of Travieso represents a moment in time - living on a little island, off the coast of Honduras, where coconuts and fish were free and birds ruled the roost.
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Savanna Redman, British Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement I'm inspired by nature, wildlife, travel and ancient cultures; creating art while traveling and living in Honduras, Belize, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, and now the British Virgin Islands. SavannaRedman.com
Artist and author, may sound like an odd combination but like most creatives, my muse hand delivers inspiration to be modeled or hatched in several mediums. Some find their muse delivers music and poetry. Mine delivers stories in an image to paint or draw, like a scrap of film on the cutting room floor, via dreams and lucid daydreams. Each story comes with its own medium, paint, ink or sometimes sculpting in various media. And always, I’ve written creative stories along with the painting. But I didn’t take it serious, my paintings and ink drawings were my focus, until I moved to Mae Nam Thailand for a year and my box of art supplies took a solo tour of Asia. So with only my carry on and notebook in hand, words became my new creative medium.
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