'Dark Rooster Strutting'

8x10 original oil on hardboard (Gessobord)

This rooster painting is inspired by a rooster that lived on the beach at a cottage we rented in Tobago in '05.  He's in the lower left with a buddy, rummaging in beach husband is on the porch.

The beach there looked like this...

There were incredibly colorful native birds, this blue-crowned motmot was my favorite...he was a flashy guy but very shy.  A good photo of him eluded me.

Just past sunset these fruit-eating bats would come right through the porch to the same sugar feeder (hanging in the middle of the porch shown above). I watched them for hours sitting very near.

Looking back through these photos makes me wonder why we haven't considered returning?  We survived the drivers in Trinidad once, perhaps we could again?

Another 8x10 rooster is in progress.