Sunday, July 29, 2007

Roseate Spoonbills by Jenna Star

Two roseate spoonbills graze along a mangrove bayou on the west coast of Florida. I have only seen spoonbills twice in the three years I've been here. They are becoming more and more uncommon. When I heard there were some nearby, I rode my bicycle there and took some photos. I painted the bayou en plein air, and added the spoonbills later from my photo.

Roseate Spoonbills, Pastel, 9x12"
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bj said...

I've never seen spoonbills! Thanks for including them in your painting.

Lori said...

They are lovely Jenna! I haven't seen any lately, they are getting rare, I think its been a few years now.

Jenna Star Friedman said...

Thanks BJ and Lori! I was very excited about seeing them too. People around here tell me there used to be flocks of them in several locations in the area, but there aren't many any more. Sad.