SKETCH FROM THE AMAZON BASIN – WATERCOLOUR

 

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The little boats dodge the floating tree-trucks as they seem to hurtle down the river carried by the current. It’s still the rainy season and the mud filled river is bloated.

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Unfortunately the Macaw wasn’t wild. It was the pet of an old man who lived in a small farm up along the river. The old man said he was 94 but was it 49 and a hard life? He lived alone; his wife and son had died. The son was killed by a venomous snake which bit him whilst he was harvesting Brazil nuts.

I was told that the macaw’s beak could easily break a finger if you were incautious enough to let it get near to your hand.

 

Other watercolour paintings are on my website: grahammcquadefineart.com

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