Roseate Spoonbills are beautiful dorks of nature! They’re the only Spoonbill bird found in the Western Hemisphere, and they use that goofy spoon-like bill to catch small fish and crustaceans in shallow water. But what’s really cool is HOW they use them. Wielding their bill like a wand, they sweep it from side to side close to the lakebed (think Wingardium LeviOsa style), creating little whirlpools that trap prey inside them! This technique allows the Roseate Spoonbill to munch on lunch easily! Just goes to show it pays off to have some quirks!
With this paint study, I was practicing lighting, and how to use my new neon acrylic paint! Lots of fun!