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12-20-2009, 11:12 AM
:wave: Hi Everybody! I'm so happy to be able to join you all this weekend!
This took me a bit more than 2 hours...more like 3...painted in acrylic on 9" x 11" wrapped canvas. No pre-draw, which might account for the wonky proportions :lol: and I took some liberties with the background. I may do some tweaking yet on the bird's feathers.
Wonderful references, Elain - thank you so much and for hosting! I'm enjoying seeing what everyone has done with these beauties!
12-20-2009, 12:04 PM
I love your background and the pink of the flamingo is just perfect against it.
Foreground is exciting as well. A beautiful painting. I think the light is what sets off the bird and the foreground so well.
12-20-2009, 12:14 PM
He looks very regal! Well done:)
12-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Wonderful flamingo, Elizabeth! Great grasses, too!! :clap:
lady of colors
12-20-2009, 12:44 PM
I love this very much Elizabeth... specisly the graceful lines and the lush green background
12-20-2009, 12:54 PM
Yes that background is LUSH and the contrast with the pinks is fabulous....love the echo of pinks in the stones!!!
12-20-2009, 01:49 PM
Super work. And I love his greenery background.
12-20-2009, 01:55 PM
Very elegant flamingo, Elizabeth. great textures on the greenery and ground which help the flamingo stand out.
12-20-2009, 03:30 PM
Elizabeth, oh wow! This is gorgeous...from the handsome Flamingo to the outstanding foilage. Very well done. ~!~Crowie
12-20-2009, 04:29 PM
Beautiful painting Elizabeth, the Flamingo stands alone as is, hes gorgeous!....
12-20-2009, 05:35 PM
This is gorgeous, Elizabeth. Such lush greenery and such a beautiful bird. Wonderful!
12-20-2009, 10:00 PM
Nice flamingo and background
12-21-2009, 06:30 AM
How Wonderful! background, flamingo ,light and shadow....
12-21-2009, 11:00 AM
very nice! great light in this.
12-21-2009, 11:32 AM
:wave: Thank you all so much for your kind and encouraging comments! I've revised this a bit and still may work some more on the bent leg... here's the updated version! :D
12-21-2009, 06:17 PM
I love the background especially - very nice!!
12-22-2009, 03:30 AM
A very svelte and elegant study, Elizabeth.
12-22-2009, 12:35 PM
beautiful Elizabeth! the solitude of the flamingo against the busy bg, love the foliage and the rocky shore
12-23-2009, 03:42 AM
that is so lovely Elizabeth that I am going to bore WC WDE on how the pink Flamingo's came to Auckland zoo
We got a new curator who began the pride lands project, he wanted pink flamingo’s as one of the wild animals on show, but NZ has a no import on birds and they couldn’t import the eggs because they are porous & couldn’t be cleaned so Michael the head keeper & another zoo keeper when to the a UK bird sanctuary & in isolation they hatched out & hand raised the birds after 3mths & clearance from MAF the birds were brought in to NZ
this is a more interesting storey than I make it Michael did a talked for our bird club we got to see the birds in the evening they were lovely to see
12-23-2009, 04:00 AM
Beautiful flamingo and background.
12-23-2009, 07:50 AM
lovely lonely flamingo, works so well against that rich bg, hope he (she) finds a friend for christmas...
So beautifully done Elizabeth and I like the contrast too. :thumbsup:
12-23-2009, 01:56 PM
He's great - I like the hints of pink in the foliage, and on the floor too.
12-23-2009, 06:14 PM
A stunning, striking, lonely bird :)
12-23-2009, 10:03 PM
Love the contrast between the flamingo and the background. You second photo then gave us the play of light which enhansed an already succesful painting!
12-23-2009, 10:41 PM
Lovely!!! I love the contrast with the dark background.
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