Lovely flamingo – original watercolour and goache on paper
Did you know that the flamingo is the national animal of the Bahamas? Good choice!
Flamingos are some of the most unique and beautiful creatures among birds. Their amazing neck, backwards knees and stunning plumage, make them perennial favourites. They are considered lucky and symbolise balance, grace and beauty.
Flamingos are also monogamous by nature. It takes a flamingo three years to develop their pink and red feathers.
“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.” Suzy Kassem.
This little flock is painted using a wonderful technique called ink resist. The birds are first painted in gouache leaving the paper bare where the eventual black ink will be. The entire painting is then coated in waterproof ink, before being washed under running water to reveal the final image.
The painting was then adhered to a birch wooden panel and gently waxed to protect and preserve it. It is framed in a black tray frame.