Friday, March 20, 2009


Snoozing, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:

There was a pelican out in the bay in front of my studio just taking a nap on a post so I had to paint one.

Unlike most birds, which warm their eggs with the skin of their breasts, pelicans incubate their eggs with their feet. They hold the eggs under the webs that stretch from the front toes to the hind toe, essentially standing on the eggs to warm them. This peculiar incubation method made them vulnerable to the effects of the pesticide DDT. The DDT made the eggshells thin, and the incubating parents frequently cracked their eggs.

oil on Belgian Linen

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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