“April 10, 1824. I was introduced to the son of Lucien Bonaparte, nephew of Napoleon, a great ornithologist, I was told. He remained two hours, went out, and returned with two Italian gentlemen, and their comments made me very contented.” That evening he was taken to the Philosophical Academy where the drawings were greatly admired…” – (from AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS – 1897)
Ecuador – The Museo Portoviejo exposition nears the end and presents a new challenge; what will I do with all of these children?!!!!
For a last-minute tour, here’s a slideshow:
Alas, nature beckons and prompts me to continue, so I observe – and I paint! Unlike Audubon, I have an advantage of a camera – but with most every study I wish to have a live (or preserved) bird for more-precise reference material.