I finally finished a new painting! I spotted these brown pelicans on Santa Cruz wharf, sunning themselves and drying their feathers. They are fascinating birds and unfortunately on the endangered species list in California. Every time I see a pelican, I think of this limerick written by Dixon Merritt in 1910;
A wonderful bird is the pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.