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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Clark's Grebe and Chick #40


It occures to me that when I signed up the this challenge my goal was to try new things. I've been so in love with my trusty pen, I haven't done much experimenting lately. So here goes.

The inspiration came from a recent camping trip. Baby grebes are so precious! They leave the nest as soon as they hatch and ride on their parent's back. The other parent brings tiny minnows over for the babies to eat.

The grebe is drawn with water soluble pencils and some water color added. I think the back ground got away from me. Rough watercolor paper turned out to be a hinderence. ... but the painting does have some punch. So I see things I like and things I'd handle differently.... and I'm definitly out of my comfort zone (which is a good thing once in a while).

3 comments:

Teri C said...

I understand what you are saying about expanding but I also understand how we fall in love with one technique and I do the very same thing.

Okay Elva, I love anything you do no matter what medium you use. It is always beautiful!

Laure Ferlita said...

Bravo on stepping out of your comfort zone! I do like this, and my favorite part is the stunning black crown!

Kelly said...

...beautiful....I love the look on the mama's face. I'm going to try new things too. My experiments are not always pretty, but yours is!!