Sunday, May 3, 2015

Flamingo flamboyance

12" x 12" x 0.5" acrylic on canvas

Last night we were hanging out with some friends and somehow we got to talking about what different groups of animals are called.  You know,  like,  school of fish, pride of lions, flock of birds...

We found a website that lists a ton of them.  Some of the obscure ones are really cute.  Like, a prickle of porcupines.  Or army of caterpillars.  Parliament of owls.  (owls got the funk)  Honestly, I think someone made some of them up.  A shrewdness of apes?  Come on now, no one's gonna say that.  I'm making up "cuddle of cats".  I think that sounds better than glorying (?? weird).

For flamingos, it's a flamboyance.  Or a stand.  I don't have a whole flamboyance painted, but please to enjoy this solitary flamingo.


  1. This, like the horse painting, is well done. The painting has depth to it. Well done.