Saturday, June 30, 2007
Nubbin's Gator, Plein Air, Impressionism
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas board
This gator is one of about five that live around Nubbin's Slough. He (or she?) is very large, at least 12 feet. He came out of the water and took a large fish up on shore and tossed it up in the air to align it and swallowed it whole! Then a little later he swam very quickly to the shore and caught a large bird before it could get away! I was stunned that the bird didn't see him. Scary!
I tried to show part of his tail in the water as he kept surfacing and you could see it -- often all you see is the head.