Tuesday, September 26, 2006

EDM challenge # 47 draw one of the past challenges


I thought I would paint one of the flamingos we saw on one of the sketchcrawls to the zoo. I sketched them there but also took tons of pictures, they are so vividly colored that they don't look real. They look as though someone got ahold of a can of orange spray paint. It reminds me of a picture in an old time-life book where these two men are holding a huge bird and they are painting it bright pink so it will stand out in the group of white birds. They would never do that today! The thought being is that these flamingos look like that painted bird from my past. I might like to do some large paintings of these interesting birds whose knees bend backwards and they drink and eat with their heads upside down!! That is talent.

6 comments:

Hashi said...

Yeah, weren't those flamingos "unreal"? I love your illustration, and look forward to "crawling" with you again sometime soon. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am currently in Cincinnati on a business trip. I hope to be home on Saturday, as I have only spent six days at home in the last month :-(

SCquiltaddict said...

Terrific...its hard not to love a flamingo and the colors are just yummy that you used...GREAT job!

Lin said...

LOVE IT!!! That curved neck is incredible! Love the color!

faeorain said...

Excellent coloring and very lifelike...nice and bold. Great work!

Wendee said...

I'm so enjoying all the work you're doing lately! Mmm! Thanks for posting! Hope you've been doing well!

Kay Cox said...

Oh gee, that is one great painting. I love flamingos and have been known to dress up plastic yard ones in costume for holidays. This one looks far too intelligent for such shenanigans.

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