This is a Scarlet Macaw, a magnificent large bird with a featherless face and red plumage covering most of its body. In this painting I wanted to emphasize the parrot's wings and the strong beak by putting them in the focus and leaving white areas around the parrot's head. To express the speed of flying, I created a sfumato of colors showing the direction of flight.
It is painted on Fabriano 640 gsm, super heavy watercolor paper.
Fabriano 640 gsm watercolor paper; Schmincke's artist's quality watercolors