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.