Painting - Flamingo Gazing into Aeons Past

Flamingo

This is an artist trading card sized (3.5" x 2.5") watercolor painting. I was developing my own style, though I wasn't completely aware of this at the time—I desired trying a certain textured effect, and achieved it. I try for whimsy in much of my artwork, and though this is usually more subtle, here the whimsy is explicit. The memory of ancient forests and animals is literally on the mind of this particular flamingo.