Puzzle of the Maya – Hieroglyphic Stairway

From Copan, Honduras Conte Crayons 14 x 17 I stood below this grand monument, awestruck by the late afternoon sun licking the motifs upon its intricate stairway. A stela of a later king loomed nearby. Built upon several other structures by the Maya king of Copan, this grand stairway retells the history of Copan…

Mealy Amazon Parrot

From Copan, Honduras Scratchboard 8×8. Here’s the 8×8 finished product of my Honduran Mealy Amazon Parrot whom I ‘befriended’ at the Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Natural Reserve . Amazona Farinosa is supposed to be the gentlest of the Amazonian parrot variety – but I sure was scared to approach this one…

Green Macaw – Copan, Honduras

From Copan, Honduras Scratchboard 9×12, colored in with Ampersand inks. By the ancient Maya ruins here, I could see these large birds squawking above the trees. One made bold to perch near where I stood, inspecting my photographic paraphernalia with studied curiosity. I took several photos, also drawing some quick sketches noting…

Scarlet Macaw – The Great Ball Court of the Maya

From Copan, Honduras Pen and Ink 16×20 Over a long weekend, I attempted what turned out to be a rather complex pen and ink drawing. I wanted to recreate the sight of a scarlet macaw that flew past me as I stood admiring the ancient ball court of a great civilization. The tarp…