Sunday, March 11, 2012

Daily Painting, Oil, "The Gull", 6x8" SOLD


If you live close to the sea, these guys are a part of your everyday life.  This one looks a little serious, like he has a job to do and is going to get it done.


When my grandson was four, we went to the beach for a picnic.  When I casually mentioned to him that the sea gulls were after his sandwich, he gobbled it down.  Unfortunately, he didn't want to go to the beach for years afterwards.  The mere mention of the "beach" conjured up thoughts of a bird attack ala Alfred Hitchcock!  Bad Grandma!!



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11 comments:

Susan Roden said...

Love your little sea gull Carol and have a funny story about them.
I was walking one day at Sea World and munching on cheese and crackers, when a sea gull swooped down and body-slammed into my head + stole the cracker + cheese. Felt like a tree branch fell on me! They are vicious!

Susan Roux said...

Lovely bird, Carol. When my son was young, he threw a large portion of one of those extra large ice cream sandwiches, you know the kind between cookies, to the gulls. Of course the Alpha kept all the other gulls away. Being the pig that he was he decided to swallow it whole rather than take his time nibbling.

We thought the gull was going to die.

He stood in place screaming repeatedly the most awful scream! I can still see his head pointed straight up with his mouth wide open, screaming in agony. I guess they get brain freeze or something terrible too...

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a funny story! Love your daily painting, but I would not show it to your grandson.

xo,
Ricki Jill

claire christinel said...

Great seagull,Carol. I love the texture and colours. I was thinking, hmmm, he's got his eye on someones good, and then I read your commentary. Very funny.

hmuxo said...

Oh my goodness, Carol! What a funny story! Bad grandma!! Something I would tell my grandkids as well LOL!
Love the bird ...beautifully painted.

Karen Bruson said...

Funny story. Wonderful, little painting.

Grace | employment posters said...

That was a funny story Carol! Looks like the kid had trauma because of your bird story. Great painting!

Maria Hock said...

Love the story. The bird is lovely and I really like the treatment of the background. Funny story!

martinealison said...

Nous avons tous une anecdote avec nos amies les mouettes...
Une fois en écosse du nord nous nous trouvions avec ma fille Fauve à peine âgée de 2 ans. Elle picorait des frites dans un cornet. Elle était si lente à les porter à sa bouche qu'à chaque fois une mouette venait lui piquer dans sa petite main la frite en question...
Une très belle peinture que cette dernière.
gros bisous.

Pam Holnback said...

Funny story, but true. I remember being at the Jersey shore and the gulls were attacking!

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Love it. So realistic and bit moody.

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