Cuckoo Cockatoo by Marsha Elliott

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Yarka St. Petersburg paint on Arches 140# coldpress.

A special thank you to Tom Newman for the use of one of his photos as a painting reference. Be sure to check out his stunning gallery at

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  • E.E. Jacks
    E.E. Jacksabout 4 years ago

    Magical Painting. A lot of your work rings very personal with me..This reminds me of my Great Uncle who passed. He painted a similar Cockatoo. Beautiful. Thank you Marsha :)

  • Thank you, Esther, for stopping by to leave a great comment.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    beautiful and lively, Marsha!

  • Thanks so much, Sally. :)

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoabout 4 years ago

    Wow, what an eye catcher…..this is so lovely!!

  • Thanks, Elizabeth – much appreciated.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottabout 4 years ago

    Oh, Marsha!!! You’ve outdone yourself this time!!! This is absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You amaze me!!!! The movement is palpable!!! And the colors and shadowing simply dance!!! I LOVE this one!!! Yup. It’s definitely a fave!!!! ~xoxo

  • Thanks for your enthusiastic comment, Lynn. I can always count on you for such great support! xoxox

    – Marsha Elliott

  • allicata
    allicataabout 4 years ago

    Really well done, love the wonderful light and blue tones.

  • Thanks so much, Allison!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageabout 4 years ago

    So many or your paintings just make me smile. This is another.

  • :)))))))))))) I’m so glad you’re smiling!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Blended
    Blendedabout 4 years ago

    Oh nice! I like the salt effect background. It really sets off this magical bird.

  • Thanks – I was really hoping the salt would be effective. I love using it, but don’t want to overdo it.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work, you captured his expressive body language so well! Beautiful colors and effects!

  • Thanks, Cindy – Cockatoos have such attitudes….glad I captured one!

    – Marsha Elliott

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    fab work

  • Thanks, Sylvia. :)

    – Marsha Elliott

  • sonif
    sonifabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • Thanks for your nice comment, Sonja.

    – Marsha Elliott

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