1. a warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrate distinguished by the possession of feathers, wings, and a beak and (typically) by being able to fly.
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 [...]
Snowy Egret 6" x 12" Oil on Wood While living in Oceanside, California, Stephanie and I would go on morning walks around the harbor. There was a ton of bird life, including this snowy egret that I spent way to long hanging out with. Birds like this one were once hunted extensively for their plumage. Their population has rebounded since the early 1900's when hunting birds to decorate hats with feathers became [...]