Saturday, June 18, 2011

How The Helican-Pelican

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 hardboard.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. The host, Beth, provided the photos.

I picked the pelican, even though I think it will be a very popular choice this week.

It brought to mind this poem:
A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m darned if I see how the helican.

Available... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.


  1. I feel it is a masterpiece from you,,there is an abstract quality attached to the composition, the dark strokes under the wings create a movement and I just love the sunset energy I feel here!

  2. ...I was born in Florida and I have kind of a "thing" for the pelican..this is a wonderful painting!! I absolutely love it!

  3. I love that little poem, Dean! Perfect! The blurred edges of the wings show beautifully that this guy is in flight! As always, your palette is exquisite too!

  4. I really like this Pelican. Beautiful and so full of wonderful colors..

  5. Hi, Dean. The pelican is the state bird of Louisiana. What a comical arrangement of parts! He seems a little prehistoric to me. Your painting is wonderful. How do they get all that arrangement into the air?
    Yes! God is faithful.


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