Thursday, May 14, 2009

A FRISSON OF FLAMINGOS


Well, I told you it's boring to just call them a flock! Besides, from dictionary.com I discovered that frisson (pronounced free-sawn) has these meanings:
A sudden, passing sensation of excitement; a shudder of emotion; a thrill
Now, doesn't that describe perfectly your experience when seeing a fl....uh, a frisson of flamingos?

Begun painting this in class Tuesday (I had the drawing on the wc paper - 1/2 sheet Kilimanjaro 140# coldpress - ready to go). I may make these more reddish than orangish and have a more turquoise water...that's a thought right now...we'll see where it goes.
(I liked Myrna's idea of A Flap of Flamingos but I had already renamed them this way and then got a good definition and thought - why not. Maybe they can be both!)

6 comments:

debwardart said...

J'aime le nom "Frisson de Flamingoes" - c'est bon!
;-)

Chris Beck said...

With these wonderful hot oranges and reds, you just might have a "firestorm" of flamingos!! I'm with Myrna -- take this theme and run with it!! They're fabulous!!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Love the name and especially love the variety of color choices in those legs and feathers. It's going to be stunning.

Vicki Greene said...

Wow! Looking great and great name.

RHCarpenter said...

Deb, you show-off! I am guessing this means the name is good?
LOL, great name, Chris :)
Thanks, Sandy and Vicki :)

Deb Léger said...

HI Rhonda!

Love the name! In French (here in Canadian French anyways), frisson means shiver. Great name and your pronunciation is cute, too.

I just love the colour in your flamingoes.

Deb