This is my second submission to Virtual Paintout July 2012 Thailand challenge. It's oil on 9x12 canvas panel.
I saw this parrot on the side of the street around Chiang Mai (ref). Not only did I like the color of the parrot, I also liked the shadows casted on the bird by all the branches and leaves. I also decided to change the background to black, as opposed to white, to bring out deep rich color of the bird.