Monday, May 29, 2017

Pelican Splash

Pelican Splash, 24 x 36 inches, Acrylic Paining by Jimmie Bartlett
I completed the acrylic painting 'Pelican Splash' today after self critiquing it for two days which included visual in natural light and low light conditions, taking pictures, and running a proof print.  I made some final touch ups during the critique and felt good enough to run a 20 x 30 canvas gallery wrap print which turned out great!  Next step was to make sure the files were saved.

My wife and I were taking pictures of pelicans in Palacios, Texas and was fortunate to get several great pictures of pelicans. I was sitting on the bank of the Tres Palacios Bay taking pics while some fisherman were cleaning fish and tossing the remains in the bay. This big fellow practically flew into my lens hurrying to get a free meal and landed within a few feet of me!  He is an adult male brown pelican and was an excellent specimen to paint.  I used my photo reference to get started but for the most part painted him to suit my preferences.

Pelican Splash is for sale and prints are available.

God Bless You,

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