Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rail Walker

10"x8" acrylic on canvas

This seagull was so funny. He was showing off in front of me and my family while we were on vacation in Minnesota. This bird was walking back and forth on the railing and following us all around the deck wherever we went. I just had to paint this crazy bird.

14 comments:

  1. Great painting ! You captured his attitude. Your recent wildlife paintings have been just wonderful!

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  2. Ja, ja... curiosa esta gaviota, Brad. Como yo vivo en una región de interior, cuando voy al mar la profusión de estos pájaros que se abalanzan sobre los pescadores que regresan con su pesca y sobre los vendedores de pescado del muelle me produce una reacción extraña a medio camino entre la curiosidad y un cierto miedo. Tu gaviota pintada me parece que refleja muy bien ese carácter testarudo y un tanto posesivo de estas aves.

    Abrazotes

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  3. Hahaha--he was begging for handouts like a dog! Hope your gave him a treat seeing he made such a good subject for your painting!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! I didn't have anything to give. He gave me and my family some great memories though.

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  4. You captured the subtle feathers beautifully. And I like how you showed him/her in mid-step. Just wonderful, Brad!

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  5. Wow!! He's outstanding, Brad!! you did such an amazing job!!! I love how the light is hitting him..it looks like a photograph.

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  6. Your color is striking, as always, and the contrasts of the subject against the background are just right: it's another winner!

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  7. Really neat. I love the color you worked into him, great work, he looks real!

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