Introducing my newest painting:
"Flamingo in Florida."




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I based this painting on a some photos that I took at a zoo called Jungle Gardens that is in Sarasota, Florida. I saw the reflection of the palm trees in the water right behind this grooming flamingo and I was instantly drawn to the repetition in circular forms- from the drips of water to the curves in the flamingo's body and neck.  I knew that I was going to paint this guy.  And overall I am proud of the results.  I especially like the thick brushstrokes that make up his feather on his back and also the outcome of the drops of water.  I guess that looking at so much M. C. Escher as a kid must have seeped through somehow.  After all, he liked the drips too.

See this painting in progress here.

Detail of the painting.
"A  painting lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes
of the sensitive observer.  It dies by the same token.  It is therefore a
risky & unfeeling act to send it out into the world."
-Tiger's Eye Magazine 1947.