Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pelican on the Waterway

I finished Pelican on the Waterway today.  It is acrylic 20x16 on a stretched gallery canvas with the edges painted black.  I feel real good about this one.  We took pictures of these fellows last November at the Matagorda, Texas harbour on the inland waterway.  This was another scene I knew I would get on canvas someday.  Eleven months later, here he is.   I could never get all the detail of his plumage like it is in the photo, just tried to make it reasonably close.  Same with the rocks and the nice bit of flowers that he was behind.  The light and shadow is strong in this painting as it was mid day when we took the pictures.  I hope you like this big bird.  I really enjoyed painting him.

Let us pray before we paint,

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