Monday, May 13, 2013

KMD888 'Ua'u Kani by Colorado artist Kit Hevron Mahoney (7x5 original oil birds, baby bird)

With my great love for animals, it was such a treat to paint this little fellow. While visiting my wonderful friends Pat and Connie in Kauai, Pat and I went to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse. This little fellow, a Wedge-Tailed Shearwater was resting on a ledge at the lighthouse seemingly oblivious to all of us tourists happily snapping picture after picture of him. The Shearwater got its name because it is a seabird that hunts for food by skimming close to the surface of the water, then plunging through the waves to catch the fish or squid it spotted from the air. "Shear" means to cut or slice through. This bird seems to slice through the ocean spray as it flies in search of food.

7"x5" unframed original oil
$125.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

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