Saturday, December 6, 2014

Female Kingfisher


8 x 8 Oil on Gessobord

This kingfisher sits on top of our sailboat mast everyday looking for her meal.  I watch her sit for what seems like hours waiting for her perfect gourmet feast.  She only seems to move when my husband or I get the camera ready to shoot, so I never get a good picture.  I've painted her here from very blurry, out of focus photos, but I think I've captured her essence.  She's not as pretty as the male, but I love her spiky, punky hairdo...Like a blue toned mullet.  She has that "Don't mess with me!" look.

1 comment:

  1. I hope I get to see a Kingfisher in person someday. I saw your work at 2nd helping last night. Very nice esp. the truck.
    Have a great weekend,