I realize the term 'local color" can have many meanings; but in this case, I am referring to where I live. Literally. These ibises were foraging for food (do birds forage?) in my front yard. More that the birds themselves, I love the shadows across the lawn. In fact, many of my neighborhood photos have to do with catching the light. I love the interplay of dark and light, warm and cool. This painting is done with a palette knife.