I really like how this painting turned out. The size, the squareness, the wood block it is mounted on so it can stand on a table or shelf, as well as be hung. Pelicans are such characters! This guy was actually in rehabilitation at Flamingo Gardens. I like squares but they have always been hard, or … read more
Day 4 January 2017 30 in 30 Challenge My husband kept himself busy while I was away for the holiday and took pictures of our neighborhood pelicans. I love the pose of this one. My inventory of pelicans was low and this fits nicely into my painting goals for upcoming outdoor shows.
October has been a catch up month after 30 days of almost continuous painting output, but also a month of hurricane threats and family emergency. All is happily behind me now, especially in happy outcomes, so time to refocus. During the 30 day painting challenge, I kept track of activity with each painting I posted. … read more
Day 9 September 2016 30 in 30 Challenge I love the pose of this pelican. She feels so fancy! Since I’m out of town, I brought multiple 6×6″ blocks of watercolor paper with me. This painting is therefore part of the 6×6 series. Today, I explore more of the Asheville, NC area. Who knows what … read more
Day 1 September 2016 30 in 30 Challenge The 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge is upon me and another 999 artists around the world. This is quite the event and I believe I have participated in all since September 2013. This twice a year event provides all sorts of benefits to the artist. I … read more
A familiar face, this pelican. And yet another pose.
Bright, sunny, cooler days and the pelicans can be seen flying in formation, dive bombing into the ocean, or strutting their stuff. This pelican knew he/she was a star. Turning this way and that, but holding the pose long enough for onlookers to whip out their smartphones and snap a shot. I’d photographed ‘him’ last … read more
I talked about lessons learned in yesterday’s flamingo post so today I was excited to do what I know works for me so well. I paint sketched, without a drawing, today’s brown pelican. I loved the effect and was not disappointed with the final painting either. I have painted other pelicans but the resource photo by … read more
Since ‘my’ pelican friend so graciously posed for me, I will be painting a series, though probably not all at once. I have my eye on a few other subjects. I spent a lot of time on this painting. Not having to break my neck to do a painting a day, I allowed myself to … read more