Flamingo

STATUS: FOR SALE – Price on request.

420x297cm Acrylic on Canvas.


This week I started a painting slightly larger than what I am used to. I decided to go bold and paint a brilliant pink flamingo.

This project definitely pushed my patience. When painting in different tones and shades of what are all very similar colours, it can become a tad tedious mixing shades and tints all the time. It seems to be a lot easier to paint a bird with an array of feathers all in different colours. But even with the added frustration in the end I enjoyed the result and love how big and bold this beautiful bird is.

For this painting I also filmed a time lapse which was pretty cool. I’ll probably be doing a lot more of these. Click here to check it out. (or here for the instagram link)

‘Flamingo’ 420x297cm Acrylic on canvas

Flamingoes can be found in both the northern and southern hemisphere. They are bright to pale pink wading birds named for their striking colour. In South Africa you can find great numbers of lesser flamingoes at Kamfers Dam near Kimberly. An interesting fact about these beautiful birds is that they are actually born grey. In the wild, their feathers gradually turn pink as they consume brine shrimp and blue-green algae which contain a a naturally occurring dye called canthaxanthin. 

As always let me know what you think in the comments below.

c.h

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