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Original portrait of a Brazilian girl with a blue and gold parrot. It’s inspired by my love for birds and my trip to Brazil. This piece was a second one in the series of female portraits from different parts of the world, pictured with tropical bird. The vibrant colour palette with lime green background is inspired by South American summer and its weather. Her headpiece refers to the girl’s African background and the parrot on her shoulder is a traditional macaw native to South America. Each individual macaw has a unique pattern of feathers on the bare patch of skin on its face. This can almost be used as a fingerprint to identify individual birds. This one of seven species inhabiting the Amazon Basin, the blue and gold macaw is definitely one of the world’s more stunning parrots.

The Girl from Ipanema

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