Wednesday, June 1, 2016

River Crossing


The Brown Pelicans that inhabit my corner of the world both gliding across the Intracoastal Waterway like this one and soaring over dunes and riding updrafts of waves down the road at the shoreline and outer breaks of the Atlantic ocean fascinate me.

Do you think they look prehistoric? I do. Perhaps a bit of the Pterodactyl legacy? They are fearless and perfect flyers. As an artist I treasure the markings. I love the red and ochre bills, the creamy yellows of the neck and head and the black lower mask leading to the black pouch. Their body feathers are often a shimmering pearl gray and then the burnt sienna of the wings is a handsome combination.

Have you ever seen one dive from high up? They target that fish below and become a hurtling chevron to the sea. Then the ocean surface explodes with the impact!

Thank you for stopping by today. I am working on more painted canvas works to show in addition to these fine art wildlife photography pieces so stay tuned!

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016