More Pelicans...this time in flight. My fascination with the birds continues.The Pelicans especially...awkward/ regal...cargo ships of the air. I have been trying to get at this painting for a number of days but it just seemed like everything else came first. But today my day was clear and I felt free to paint. I haven't painted this large for quite a while...side by side these will take up a full 60" of wall space plus I recommend some room in between them. I have painted them on 3/4" wrapped canvas and painted the edges...they come unframed. Should you decide to frame them I recommend something small and unobtrusive.
OK, so one of the first things I noticed on my trip to Florida were the crows...by the hundreds they were everywhere. I never appreciated them much even though they are one of the only birds that stick around through the cold Wisconsin winters. They congregated around the mobile home park where my mother in law winters in St Pete waking us each morning like an alarm clock. I grew to like them and studied them as I painted them. You will see more of these!
The light in this one was a bit of a challenge as the Pelican seemed to be back lit and I wanted to make sure your eye went to his head and beak and not the rocks below. took awhile but I think I got it right and I learned a lot about color temperature and values. I hope you are liking this project as much as I am!