Thursday, June 11, 2009

White ibis

Ibise Bird
Originally uploaded by Ricky Holtman
I love these guys and when I lived in New Orleans I could go out and see them all the time. Roosting in trees with mossy growth and other things or in the wet mud areas. They were a super sight. You could draw and paint forever. They hunt like nothing I've ever seen. Beautiful white with big red beaks and legs.....kinda like me..hahaha!
Watercolor and casein on crescent and approximately 7 X 12". Another one of those odd pieces I'm trying to use up. Enjoy.


  1. This is such a lovely painting! I love the ibis but I also love that tree.

  2. You have a unique style and each painting of your is adorable. ;)

  3. I thank each of you for such nice comments. It's funny hearing about style because one of the premier watercolorists of this past century told me he couldn't see his style. He always heard people say that he had one so he could understand we he said to me.."You have a great style"...I told him I can't see it. That's when he laughed and relayed the above story to me. It was an honor to have spent a couple of weeks painting together a few years back. He is now in his mid eighties and to hear stories of all the giants like milford zorn and john pike etc is great.
    Thanks again.

  4. Heh. I understand that comment perfectly. "WHAT style??!" Love the ibis...

  5. You is ALL style my friend!!
    I do love white birds against a blue sky. It just lifts the heart.


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