<p>Artist Comments<br>Emil spotted this Brown Pelican off the Santa Barbara coast. The bird watched him carefully for a while then lumbered into the air with what he took to be a look of disdain, leaving behind a nice big splash and a vibrant
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Emil Morhardt
Off with a Splash II, Original Painting

2019

About

Artist Comments
Emil spotted this Brown Pelican off the Santa Barbara coast. The bird watched him carefully for a while then lumbered into the air with what he took to be a look of disdain, leaving behind a nice big splash and a vibrant reflection. Semi-abstracted water acts as a simplified backdrop to draw attention to the careful detail in the feathers and beak. Splash and reflection provide balance and compositional depth.


About the Artist
Emil Morhardt is an acrylic painter from Santa Barbara, California who expresses his passion for birds through realistic acrylic paintings. He paints at home in a studio room that has large windows and a north-facing view of the mountains. He observes the animals from this window, watching roadrunners, foxes, bobcats, deer, and coyote run by. Surrounded by this wildlife, Emil paints bird portraits reminiscent of those by artist John James Audubon. He bases his paintings off hundreds of photographs he takes of birds in the wild and at wildlife recovery centers. Emil captures the freedom and inquisitiveness that birds display in the natural world. Before painting birds, he painted landscapes of San Francisco and the Eastern Sierra. Emil was raised in the high desert of California and learned to paint from his father, who was one of the early California watercolorists. Emil has a BA in Zoology from Pomona College and a PhD in Environmental Physiology and Ecology from Rice University. He also was a Professor of Environmental Biology at Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Pitzer Colleges.


Words that describe this painting: Brown Pelican, bird, animal portrait, seabird, ocean, animals, realism, representational, acrylic painting, blue


Off with a Splash II
Emil Morhardt
Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2019
24 in. h x 48 in. w x 1.5 in. d
6 lbs. 10 oz.


Details

  • Artist
    Emil Morhardt
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Off with a Splash II. Emil Morhardt. Acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Finished black edges. Varnished and Ready to hang. One-of-a-kind. Signed on front and back.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 24 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.5 in.H 60.96 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU92214822342
  • Seller Reference Number
    65072
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