Size: 9"W x 6"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
This Elegant Euphonia is a specialist of the Western Panamanian highlands. During one of our organizations recent "Rural Bird Guide Training" seminars in Boquete, we were able to observe a family group at a nest. This is the beautiful male that was singing on a open branch on the edge of the cloud forest.
Sketch & Color in the field.
My name is Ezekiel Jakub and I am an ornithologist and the Vice President of Conservacion Panama, a U.S. - Panamanian NGO that focuses exclusively on conservation projects in the Republic of Panama. A few years ago, I broke my camera in the field and didn't have enough money to replace it. I needed a way to record visual data on birds in the field and I needed it fast. My partner suggested I sketch and watercolor and started me on a journey into the world of art, something that had, until then, been completely foreign to me. My specialty genre is "Field Sketch Art". This means rapidly sketching & coloring from live subjects while in the field. In days of old, visual art had an important role in research, a dimension of science that has largely been lost. I am here to revive that tradition! 100% of any sales goes directly to Conservacion Panama to support our field research projects. You can learn more about our current work at:conservacionpanamaca.org