‘Florida Limpkin, Florida Pelican, Florida Purple Gallinule, all approximately 10″ x 13″.
One of the good things about signing on to the gallery (even though my paintings are now out of there) was the kick start it gave me to begin a series I had been contemplating since shortly after we moved to Florida. These paintings were done sometime before the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. The fourth one is about 1/3 finished and it be a Roseate Spoonbill. Planning on a Crested Caracara, Sandhill Cranes, a Scrub Jay, Loggerhead Shrike, Swallow Tailed Kite, maybe a wood stork (their heads are just so dang ugly) Purple Martin and whatever else strikes my fancy. Or whatever else will give me some good photo ops.
Trying to keep the background shape of Florida filled with vegetation which supports the birds depicted. It’s been quite odd to have so much white paper in the background. But I feel it works for these pieces.
These paintings, along with six others are currently hanging at Sarasota Audubon’s Nature Center at 999 Center Road, Sarasota, Florida, and will be until the end of May. The center is open daily from 9:00 a.m until 1:00 p.m.
If you have any other suggestions for Florida birds you’d like to see, reach out and I’ll see what I can put together.
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