Saturday, 2 April 2011

A pelican from Australia!


It was a wonderful surprise to find that my postcard this month came from Bridget but even more so since she painted and sent this beautiful card whilst on vacation in Australia! The colours are so soft and subtle and the subject matter is perfect - pelicans are one of my favourite birds! Thank you so much Bridget!

Here's what Bridget says about it -
'A pelican from Kingscote Harbour, Kangeroo Island, South Australia. Pelicans are fed daily at 5pm - so congregate eagerly from 4pm! I find them strange to draw - almost cartoonish - but very appealing. The eyes are large blackish pupils set in ovals of yellow. This particular bird sat and stared at me as I stared back at him! I was able to capture his image in watercolour before he got bored and turned his back to me.'

11 comments:

Robyn said...

Oh Bridget, he's a wonderful character and I love the way you've brought this big mostly white bird together with such gorgeous colours.

Lucky Felicity.

vivien said...

such a benign expression! a lovely card

John Lacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Pat said...
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Pat said...

I am so glad that Mr. Pelican sat for his portrait long enough for you to capture this wonderful little painting. Love all the color depicting white. It would have been fun to see the back of him on the opposite side of the postcard.

Cathy Gatland said...

Lovely to see one of the pelicans land up on a postcard, he's beautiful!

Papierflieger said...

I liked this guy with a smile on first sight :).

Albrecht Rissler said...

A very happy looking bird. The feeding was probably already over.

Desiree said...

Oh Bridget, love pelicans, so prehistoric looking. You have captured him perfectly!

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

thank you fos such a nivce big posting of this delicious animal Felicity!
Bridget...this is my favourite of your postcards so far...I love all of it...especially that twinkle in his eye.
Ronelle

Alison Staite said...

Super colours Bridget! And yes he does have a happy contented look! How fantastic that you got to paint him!

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