Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistChris Crowley Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description The White Ibis is another unusual looking water bird that frequents Central Florida. Ibises are usually in groups, and on land, act much like a bunch of clucking hens! These birds wade on the edges of ponds and lakes, and will follow you anywhere for bread crumbs! The first time I saw a flock of them on a lawn down the street from my house, I went home, grabbed a loaf of bread, and lured them back down the street so my mother could see them. They followed me like I was the Pied Piper, clucking all the way! In flight, Ibises are graceful and adept. Their black tipped wings are hardly visible except ion the air. with reddish legs and bills, and blue eyes, these white birds are speckled brown as juveniles, and are a wonderful sight to see!
Chris Crowley, South Daytona Member Since July 2008 Artist Statement I have been doing pen and ink work since the 1970's, and eventually developed a style where I used watercolor washes with it. While I liked the results, I wanted more.
In 2006 I got my first digital camera. Once I realized what you could do with post processing on a photograph, I began altering them to become artwork. Now, I alter my artwork to become photos! The resulting mixed media final products are fun for me to do, and have opened a whole new world of creativity and possibility! While I still like both pure art and photography, I love pushing the boundaries of each.
Living in the Central Florida area for most of my life has provided me with beautiful scenery to capture. Whether it be a macro of a flower that is altered into a surreal state, or amping up the colors of a scenic, photography has become a way of life, and so has post processing, which brings out the artistic heart in me. It was just natural to progress from that to digitally altering my hand done art, as well. My style is my own, and I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy presenting it to you!