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Art of the Day: Sunday February 03, 2013

Cormorant

- by Carol Thompson

This week's theme: Go Fish

This week's theme focuses on some of the birds who's diet consists of, or includes fish, frogs and other aquatic creatures.


Art: Cormorant by Artist Carol Thompson
"Cormorant"

"The 'cormorant' rests on pilings in the harbor. Between forays into the water to catch its meal, it must stand and dry its feathers."

Artist comment: "A resting cormorant setting on a piling in the harbor of Brookings, Oregon, was a delightful subject to paint in soft pastel. The challenge was to portray an almost black bird, silhouetted against a grey sky, and still infuse the painting with color. The sky is fresh morning blue, contrasted with the aging moss covered piling. Finally the touch of gold of the beak focuses attention to the center of interest, the lively gaze of the cormorant. I chose 140# hot pressed watercolor paper to allow me to paint feathers and other elements in great detail.

This image is available as a limited edition giclprint on paper and canvas from an original painting by Carol Thompson. Edition length is 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs). Please visit my website for prices and availability of the original painting.


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