Thomas Anderson

Goodbye for Now
"Goodbye for Now"
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
September-November 2005

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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