Saturday, April 7, 2007

Kotuku - White Heron

My Soul Knoweth (III)
Oil, oil-stick on canvas

My Soul Knoweth (III) detail

Today was my birthday so I spent a little time alone at one of my favourite places around here - the Opihi River, opposite the Stratheona Huts. As I was walking along beside the river I saw something brilliant white in the distance. I wasn't sure what it was until it started flying. I hoped & hoped that it would fly past me, & it did...a huge kotuku with slow-flapping wings, croaking in flight. How awesome! (As usual) I did not have my camera so just waved as it flew by.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalm 139:14


Anonymous said...

Today was your birthday!!!!???!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
What a wonderful painting that you made! I just love the texture work! Your blog is always great to look at, I know I will be amazed at your wonderful pieces when I visit!

leslyf said...

Happy Birthday to you, Elizabeth and I wish you a wonderful year ahead. Don't forget me when you next visit Dunedin! (I promise there will be no more of those hideous macaroons!)

This painting is lovely.

Elizabeth Love said...

Texture is initially from modelling compound, Angela. Oil stick drags very nicely across.

Hi Lesly. Of course I won't forget you when I travel South again. Might take the old road as you suggested!

pEDRO said...

amazing excellent and beautiful. love your work!!!!!

Elizabeth Love said...

Hi, pEDRO. Thanks for letting me know you've been looking at my work. Take care.