Oil, 24" x 36"
©2004 Thomas Anderson
Selcted for inclusion in the Society of Animal Artists' 45th Art and the Animal Exhibition
Nevada State Museum
Carson City, Nevada
The Belted Kingfisher looks to me as if the head of some larger bird like a heron was placed on the body of a tern, then painted blue and brown. They are like no other wetland-riparian bird. They rarely sit still for long and fly fast, usually letting out a loud staccato screech when they take off. I wanted to convey something of their swift and defiant nature by letting the dark background throw this individual into the spotlight.
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