It’s not often that paintings of birds or plants excite me, but these illustrations by Frank Gonzales are so visually pleasing that they simply can’t be overlooked. Gonzales pairs eclectic vegetation with realistically rendered avian life, and the results stimulate people’s ocular senses without ever crossing into obnoxious territory. He strikes a perfect balance of using saturated colors and painting just the right amount of detail in all of his compositions. It’s work that can be universally appreciated by ordinary citizens and other artists alike.
Frank Gonzales’ illustrative process can be viewed on his personal blog. He often switches between rendering the birds and plants first, though that never affects the awesomeness of his finished results. One can literally browse Gonzales’ work hours at a time and not feel bored.