A much loved tropical beauty, tall, vibrant and proud – the pink flamingo, poised like a ballerina, fabulous!
If you’ve ever visited the caribbean island of Aruba, you might have visited the much talked about ‘Flamingo Island’ aka Renaissance Island). I haven’t been but always thought I’d like to one day – until I read somewhere that the flamingos were brought to the island (by the island’s owner) and have their wings clipped to stop them flying away. You can stay in a hotel on Renaissance Island or visit with a day pass.
Hopefully they enjoy their lives on the island, and are well looked after – let me know what you thought it below if you’ve been.
My painting is inspired by a pink flamingo at the Adastra Gardens, Bahamas – I wasn’t really thinking about this when I was there, but looking back closely at some of the photographs I took, I now wonder whether these birds also had their wings clipped (they do look a bit short on the sides – for flying).
Interesting flamingo facts:
Sometimes a flamingo egg yolk is pink, not yellow Source
According to Zoological World: “They can live up to 50 years old…..and are also very social creatures that enjoy being around other animals. In fact, they have been known to form friendships with turtles, pigs, and even humans! 😊🦩
21 thoughts on “Pink Flamingo”
Loving your painting Cherryl! Loving the way you show us the source, the process and the finished pic. Your enjoyment is palpable!!
Thank you Annabel, I really enjoy having a go at these 🎨
Mike and Kellye Hefner
I love flamingos and yours is lovely!
My Life in Our Father's World
Your flamingo painting is a great balance between elegance and charm! I love these gregarious birds!
Thanks, I’ve always loved flamingos, they’re just stunning 💛🦩
100 Country Trek
I love this beautiful painting. These Flamingos are very photogenic
They’re extremely photogenic, yes – love them👌 thank you.
Beautiful birds aren’t they! Love your painting. 🙂
Thank you, yes I love flamingos ✨💐
Nature’s amazing creations nicely sketched. Nakuru Lake in Kenya is also a great place to see pink flamingos in hundreds in number. A sight to be hold. Bliss.
Nakuru Lake sounds amazing, that would be a stunning sight, you’re blessed to have seen it 😊🦩
Bruce @ walkingoffthechessboard
Great painting, Cherryl. They are beautiful birds to be sure. Did not know how “social” they are – makes me like them even more.
Me too, they’re such beauties, thanks Bruce.✨
Love your painting. Looks like the photo! And flamingos are indeed beautiful birds. Their colour brings cheers and smiles.
Thank you, yes they give out such happy and cheerful vibes, very pretty birds.🦩
I like the way you’ve captured the movement of the flamingo.
Sheila Landry Designs
Oh, I love your painting! and I love the facts about the flamingo. I didn’t realize that they live so long. Thank you for an thought-provoking blog post, Cherryl! <3
Thanks Sheila, I was surprised at how long they live as well – more reasons to love flamingos 😊🦩