Friday, May 18, 2012

Shady Characters-Flamingos

Close ups

Oil on 5x7 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Mike was the great host. Those were terrific reference photos.
I decided on these dramatically lit flamingos. The picture almost turns into an abstract with a slight squint of the eyes.
The mysterious shade/colors was the challenging feature of this.
Hope you like it!

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

My Etsy

Romans 8:26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.


  1. Beautiful work Dean. I love how you've handled the light and shadow in these lovely large birds.

  2. I do love your shady characters, Dean.

  3. Wonderful work, Dean. perfect light and shadow! a success!!

  4. Hi there Dean!... You sure made the most of the design and dramatic lighting to create that quick shift in values... in such a short space!

    A real gem!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  5. Oh so nice. The background really make them stand out.

  6. now that is a great flamingo painting! (and I was born in Florida, so I am an expert ...haha!) Great work


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