The scarlet macaw (ara macao) is one of the most iconic and best known parrots. For most people this is the bird that comes to mind first, when you say “parrot”. And it is definitely one of my favorite parrots, too. Its one of the largest parrot species and really sports this bright red-yellow-blue combination. When I painted them, I worked with the idea in my head that even though its most natural for a parrot to fly, I imagine them having tons of fun actually flying together! I hope you feel that joy now too when you’re having your morning coffee or tea from this mug – accompanied by those 3 most magnificent birds.