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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