Ostrich with Attitude
With its long neck and brown plumage, the flightless ostrich is the tallest and heaviest bird on the planet. Females can grow up to six feet and weigh more than 200 pounds, while males can reach nine feet tall and roughly 280 pounds. They roam African savanna and desert lands and get most of their water from the plants they eat.Though they cannot fly, ostriches are fleet, strong runners. They can sprint up to 43 miles an hour and run over distance at 31 miles an hour. They may use their wings as “rudders” to help them change direction while running. An ostrich’s powerful, long legs can cover 10 to 16 feet in a single stride. These legs can also be formidable weapons. Ostrich kicks can kill a human or a potential predator like a lion. Each two-toed foot has a long, sharp claw.
Wendy is a long time resident of Maple Ridge. Her work with dogs and a love of nature and nature’s animals inspired her to begin a journey into the art world.
Starting a bit later in life painting became an outlet for emotions and she leaves a little of herself in each painting.
She is known for capturing the expression, personality, and soul of the animal or pet she is painting. “ The eyes are the window to the soul”
Her paintings have a bit of a different perspective. Most are on black and positioned on the canvas in an interesting way with close ups and cropped images.
She began doing commissions of family pets. Then branched out to all forms of animals and wildlife.
Wendy is continually acquiring new skills and learns something new from each painting she does as a result.
Her new creative endeavor is to paint trees and forests. She certainly wants to capture the beauty of some of our trees here in BC with a favorite being the Aspen tree.
Wendy paints primarily in acrylics but also enjoys pastels, graphite and charcoal.
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