"Masked Lapwing," oil on canvas, 24"x 30", 2015.
A painting I made for a a show at some ASU building in downtown Phoenix. The shows theme is "Bugs, Birds, Beasts and Blooms" and I wanted to make something that reflected my most recent work at the Phoenix Zoo. This is a portrait of one of the birds at the aviary there. There are two masked lapwings in the aviary and they are pretty hilarious to watch. They always seem to have a worried look on their face. This painting is almost done but not quite yet, I need to work up that worried look a bit, and there are some unfinished areas that I have to work out.