Birds and Boats ~Waiting for their ship to come in!

Maritime art and Aviary art don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  Birds and boats go together like ham and eggs, much to many boaters’ chagrin.  Boaters constantly have to clean up after them.  Many docks have pointed tops on their pilings, so the birds won’t land on them.  Boaters put canvas covers on their boats to help keep them clean.  

In my quest to always find new material to paint, I keep coming across scenes where both bird and boat share the stage.  I thought I’d share some photographic images I’ve taken while hanging around the docks!  ☺

"I'm a really good driver!"

"I'm a really good driver!"

"Ready when you are Captain!"

"Ready when you are Captain!"

"Something smells fishy in there!"

"Something smells fishy in there!"

"They aren't leaving without us!"

"They aren't leaving without us!"

Barn Swallow chirping out orders!

Barn Swallow chirping out orders!

Barn Swallow watching the winds!

Barn Swallow watching the winds!

Boat Watching!

Boat Watching!

Heron hiding behind the jib!

Heron hiding behind the jib!

Juvenile Osprey putting a few holes in the mainsail!

Juvenile Osprey putting a few holes in the mainsail!

The Kingfisher Weatherbird!

The Kingfisher Weatherbird!

Waiting for his ship to come in!

Waiting for his ship to come in!

Waiting for the next haul!

Waiting for the next haul!

Walking the plank!

Walking the plank!

We can’t all wait around for our ship to come in.  I’ve got to get back to work!  ☺

Thank you, as always, for your interest in my journal and my art!


One of the joys of being an artist is having the freedom to follow my passion...
— William R. Beebe
What's next? Drawing by William R. Beebe

What's next?

Drawing by William R. Beebe