Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ringneck Pheasant

Ringneck Pheasant  15x30  Acrylic on masonite panel  

I like the bold colors the male pheasant has. I painted this pheasant in warm afternoon light  and provided him with an escape route in case danger approaches. Years ago when there were still pheasants around in good numbers you would be walking the fields and all of a sudden be surprised by a pheasant that flushed right at your feet.

When we were young there was a pheasant that came out of the woods crossed the road walked  along the side of our house and dissapeared somewhere out back. So every day before school we would be waiting by the window watching for our friend to make his appearance. 
I'm amazed what sticks in your mind after all these years.
Thanks for looking,


greggart said...

Nice work Pat! Good drawing, color, value, and edges. I love Pheasants and especially their tail feathers....they make nice flies!

Pat O'Driscoll said...

Thanks Gregg,
how true, pheasant tail nymph works pretty much everywhere.