Medium: Oil; Image Size: 16″h x 12w; 2015
Though some people might consider Long Billed Curlews to be rather awkward looking birds, I consider them to be extraordinary birds. If you have the chance to watch them feasting as they amble along the shoreline, you realize how perfectly suited their long downward curved beaks are at letting them catch snails and sand crabs that scurry in the sands of the surf waters. I saw this curlew eat a lot of sand crabs at Morro Bay, California.
Though this was a tedious painting to do due to the complex feather patterns, it was a joy to do, and I learned a lot about feather patterns.
This oil painting is FRAMED. Frame outside measurements is approximately 21 1/8″h x 18 1/8″w x 1″d.