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Sunday, June 17, 2012
I = Ibis
As I continue to paint my little oil studies alphabetically, I realize there aren't a lot of choices for the letter 'I'. Ibis, orioles (genus Icterus) and a few other birds that I don't have much information on.....so why not an Ibis? I see the White and Glossy Ibis when I'm on the East Coast - and the White-faced Ibis around Blythe and Brawley when I'm driving to California. But seldom paint Ibis though I paint lots of Egret - a similar bird. The egret is Cinderella and an Ibis the ugly step-sister. They look great in a group, but not nearly as elegant in flight. Perhaps I misjudge the Ibis and should get to know them a little better. Anyway, this Ibis is the Eastern U.S. variety - the White Ibis.