Blue Pelican

6″ x 12″

Oil on Wood Panel


I painted this from a photograph I took while living in Oceanside, California. Pelicans like this have long been a fascinating species. How they glide on winds coming up off of the cliffs over the ocean, how they ride the air coming up off of waves, or dive bombing unsuspecting schools of fish from a hundred feet in the air. These birds are amazing, so with this piece I wanted to show this brown pelican mid flight in the muted blues of the sky and the ocean.