My subject Jack is inspired by Malachite Kingfisher who usually habitat in African rivers lakes & streams canals & fen drains. Malachite a common kingfisher of African species, live on flies, water invertebrates & small fish. & can move as per weather conditions. Ones attention goes straight to its bright plumage of metallic blue & deep violet on its upper part & is crested with feathers marked in dots of sky blue & black while the below plumage has a contrast of Yellow Ocher /to blend with Naples yellow & burnt Umber, They are marked with patches of white below their beak & extended cheeks & rear neck sides. Beak & claws are done in fluorescent red / orange.


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Eva Britt 03 Sep 2012

What a wonderful painting the bird is so very pretty!

Artist Reply: I am glad you find it wonderful & pretty, you comment inspires me to work hard & get even better.

marie-claire gallet 03 Sep 2012

Oh, I love this guy !!!! Pretty well-done !!!!

Artist Reply: Thanks for such an encouraging comment, as I do need them badly.