One of the paintings I did for the senior show last year when I was graduating. Mixed media, 8” x 10”.
Somewhat autobiographical; my caique had trust issues when I adopted her, and when I went away to college out of state and left her in the care of my parents, she soon grew angry at me for what to her seems like repeated abandonment. Initial attempts at re-taming her left me with a couple scars.
I took back over her care when I settled in Houston for my job, and I'm immensely pleased to report that after a few weeks of living with only me, she got over her aggression! We're fast buds again and I'm so pleased for her companionship. She is an endlessly entertaining, trouble making nerd.