The Osprey and the Kite | Original Painting

20" x 16" x 0.5" - Acrylic on Canvas

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This is an original painting on stretched canvas that will arrive ready to hang. The sides of the canvas are painted and the back is pre-wired. The artwork will be carefully packed and shipped flat.

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I frequently see beautiful swallow-tailed kites circling playfully above my home. I love how these birds have sharply contrasting colors like a black and white tuxedo and soar so high in the sky. One day while watching three kites circling, an osprey also flew by and I was reminded of a fable.

An Osprey sat high in the branches of a great Royal Palm. She seemed very sad and drooping for an Osprey. A Kite saw her.

“Why do you look so sad?” asked the Kite.

“I want to get married,” replied the Osprey, “and I can’t find a mate who can provide for me as I should like.”

“Take me,” said the Kite; “I am very strong, stronger even than you!”

“Do you really think you can provide for me?” asked the Osprey eagerly.

“Why, of course,” replied the Kite. “That would be a very simple matter. I am so strong I can carry away an Ostrich in my talons as if it were a feather!”

The Osprey accepted the Kite immediately. But after the wedding, when the Kite flew away to find something to eat for his bride, all he had when he returned, was a tiny Mouse.

“Is that the Ostrich you talked about?” said the Osprey in disgust.

“To win you I would have said and promised anything,” replied the Kite.

The moral is that everything is fair in love.

This is an original acrylic painting by Amanda Zirzow. Unauthorized use and or duplication of any material without express and written permission is prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Zirzow Gallery, with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Please note that the watermark on the image is for display purposes only and will not appear on the final product. Free Shipping within the continental United States. Contact the gallery for international shipping.

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