sábado, 27 de junio de 2009

Ten Years After




"Ten Years After" was one of my favorite rock/blues band during the 90´s. During 1997 I spend a couple of months in the rainforest of Perú, in the city of "Iquitos", and I have very good memories from that year. Lots of new birds for me in one of the most amazing places I have ever been. lost of stories to be told from that couple of months. One day, during one of my outings in the rainforest I was lucky to watch a couple of greenwing macaws (Ara chloroptera) perched in a branch over the river. During a good amount of time, I enjoyed in silence the observaction of this superb birds -the escence of tropics for me- with my old binoculars. The face of one of the macawas was tinted with yellow and I supposed that it was due to a feast of tropical fruits. I retained that image on my memories and a couple of year later, in 1990, I painted this portrait in Spain. Today, ten years after, both the macaws and the music of that great band are still on my mind ;-)

4 comentarios:

Jose A. Sencianes dijo...

pedazo de m.... este no lo había vistoo!!!!! Me flipa killo... es de los que mas me gustan de todos los de exóticas que tienes. Gracias por tu comentario compañero, pero no merezco tanto! Un fuerte abrazo

Birdtracker dijo...

Great paintings full of vibrant colour! I rememmber last year in Nicaragua the birds were beautiful, like in Peru.

Gyorgy Szimuly (Szimi) dijo...

Very nice story Juan. Birding moments are spectacular and cannot be interpreted the way you experienced the moment at he scene. We just can try to bring the reality as close to our readers as possible. Not an easy task by us, non novel writers. :) However I feel I was sitting beside you 10 years before.

Szimi

kaoskaos dijo...

Voy de sorpresa en sorpresa, preciosas las pinturas, vuelvo a decirte que es una alegria poder ver todo esto, gracias. Un saludo afectuoso