Saturday, June 26, 2010


Of all the photos from the oil spill, the ones with brown pelicans have hit home for me. They are the state bird and appear on the Louisiana state flag. Years ago they were on the endangered species list. So, seeing images of them covered in oil has been upsetting. To create my dot painting I just made it “oil free.” I stuck to purples and pastels.

acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"


  1. The pictures of the oil covered pelicans on the news are quite heart breaking to see for me too. I'm sure it must be so much worse for those who live in the area. Well done with this one, Mo.

  2. Daisy:

    Thank you.

    Each day, in our local paper, there are oil spill related photos and stories.