Friday, June 3, 2011

A Tiny Jewl

Normally seen flying low and fast over the water,in a blur of bright colors the Malachite Kingfisher is another one of my favorite birds.It is not often you can find it posing for you since it is also quite secretive and shy and tends to inhabit the fringes of the papyrus and reed beds of the river.But when you do capture a glance of this bird you will  without doubt agree that it is a beautiful jewl.
The painting above is done in oils and it is the 3rd time I have painted the same bird .Sometimes you produce a painting that after selling it, is then requested by someone else ,and you end up painting it again.However far from being boring painting it for the 3rd time ,I found it rather enjoyable .I also found that I had actually improved my skill to the point that this painting was much better than my previous two  .  




9 comments:

MARIA VILLIOTI said...

It's so beautiful Roger...both the bird and the painting.

Lydie said...

So lovely bird and painting. Congrats Roger !

Jesus Estevez said...

nice Roger,Nature offer us some beautiful things if we just open our eyes. Beautiful painting.

Karen said...

This is just lovely!

Studio at the Farm said...

Beautifully done, Roger, and he/she DOES look fast!!!

DAREL JAVIER said...

NICE PAINTING. :)

Julia Ruffles | wildlife animal artist said...

the colours just *sparkle* such a beautiful bird, wonderfully painted, hope you are well Roger :) Jules

Sy's Prints said...

beautiful painting of a beautiful creature !

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

Thank you all for your comments,they are all much appreciated.