Monkey Island. Pelicans. A tutu!
Updated: Jan 15
The fourth 16" square painting is on the easel. This one features the girl in the red tutu from The Procession of Hope and Feathers, prehistoric-looking pelicans (one of my favorite birds) and Monkey Island in Guanacaste, CR, oddly shaped like the head of a gorilla or monkey.
This is a photograph of the island.
A group of pelicans is a "pod", which is a very popular word this year. Another name for them is a "squadron" - maybe because they fly in military precision.
I have chosen to demilitarize them, so to speak, and send them on a fishing expedition as they circle the island. One pelican has left the pod to try to engage with the girl in the tutu.
The brilliant red tutu will be a striking complementary color against the sky. The pelican shapes against the sky complete the composition.