Little I’iwi


Here is the new painting for the month of June 2019 “Little I’iwi”

12″x16″ acrylics on 22k gold and 24k gold, Bristol with a deep art resin pour over wood.

I’iwi’s are live in the high mountains of the Hawaiian Islands and are found in the Ohi’a trees drinking nectar from its blossoms.

From Wikipedia:

The ʻiʻiwi (Drepanis coccinea, pronounced /ˈv/, ee-EE-vee), or scarlet honeycreeper is a “hummingbird-nichedspeciesof Hawaiian honeycreeper. It is one of the most plentiful species of this family, many of which are endangered or extinct. The ʻiʻiwi is a highly recognizable symbol of Hawaiʻi. The ʻiʻiwi is the third most common native land bird in the Hawaiian Islands. Large colonies of ʻiʻiwi inhabit the islands of Hawaiʻi, Maui, and Kauaʻi, with smaller colonies on Molokaʻi and Oʻahu but are no longer present on Lānaʻi. Altogether, the remaining populations total 350,000 individuals, but are decreasing.