Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pelican At The Marina

 I finished painting Pelican At The Marina today.  The painting is in acylics on a gallery wrapped 13x20 inch canvas which I custom made for this work.  The scene is continued on the edges of the canvas so it can be displayed without a frame.  We were out taking pictures a couple of weeks ago at the marina in Matagorda, Texas and saw several beautiful pelicans waiting for a hand out at the fish cleaning station.  These big fellows let me walk up close and take all the pictures I wanted.  It made me wonder, as if I had tried to get close to them in the wild marshes they would have flown away.  But, I thank them for modeling and giving me a chance to study the birds up close.  This particular view had great light and little in the background.  I took the image and transferred the sketch to the canvas and used a little artist license to put in a brighter background sky to make him stand out more.  I plan to mount the painting in one of my floater frames.  I have to build one first.  I hope you like the painting and story.
Let us pray before we paint,

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