Sunday, August 25, 2013


Diane Mannion, PELICAN, 6x6" oil on Gessobord
(or a daily-dose of art and literature)

Found this pelican in a marina near Boca Grande, Florida... paddling around the docks, perhaps waiting for a fisherman to toss him a shrimp.  Love watching pelicans fly... strung in a line low over the water, wings flapping then gliding in choreographed formation.  

Here's a favorite pelican poem by Dixon Lanier Merritt:

A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belly can.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week!
But I'll be darned if I know how the hellican?

Artist's note:  A quick, Sunday afternoon sketch.  Toned board with Indian yellow, then worked fast so I would have a few hours left in the day to do... NOTHING! 

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