Friday, September 4, 2015

Oak Island Seagull

Oak Island Gull, 8 x 8 " oil on linen panel, ©2015, Fay Terry
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This is one of the many seagulls living on the Island enjoying time on the sand. I take pictures of these birds all year long and always like painting them.  I toned the canvas with thio violet and let it dry before I started the painting. 
This is a brand of canvas panel I have not used previously, now I realize that it absorbs the paint like a sponge.  I repainted it after watching the image get lighter and lighter.

Here's a little known fact:
Seagulls can drink both fresh and salt water. Most animals are unable to do this, but seagulls have a special pair of glands right above their eyes which is specifically designed to flush the salt from their systems through openings in the bill.

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse of the beach and the bird.


  1. Love the painting, Fay, and your info about seagulls!

  2. Did not know that about sea gulls. This ones a cutie!


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