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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cormorant Colony #100

Double-crested cormorants nest in busy colonies. They eventually kill the trees they are nesting in and have to move to a new site. Painted on Strathmore Imperial 140# hot press.

I have had mixed feelings these past few days as I get closer and closer to #100. A big part of me hates to see my part in the challenge end. I have learned a lot, fallen in love with painting all over again, made new friends, and plan to keep on exploring. More comments will come eventually in an upcoming interview with Laure.

THANK YOU, Laure, for hosting this challenge!


Teri C said...

Congratulations Elva!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy for you and have so enjoyed your paintings as you moved through the 100 paintings. And I learned a lot from you.

I look forward to following you on your blog.

Welcome to the Alumni!!!

dora said...

Congratulations Elva! I am in awe of those of you who have completed the challenge, and knowing you have gives me the courage to try it myself. Again, congrats!

Kelly said...

I love this one, Elva. It's perfect for #100! Congratulations!! I'll keep up with you on your blog. I've enjoyed getting to know you and your nature artwork.

Katie said...

Elva I have so enjoyed your paintings and blog. So glad you did the challenge, maybe you can go for another 100? tee hee. These Cormorants are so 'Audubon-ish'. :)

Elva Paulson said...

Thank you, thank you.

Jen said...

Congratulations Elva, a wonderful achievement. Your painting is lovely and so atmospheric.

Brinda said...

Congratulations Elva! I have so enjoyed your pictures, and will continue to follow your work on your blog!
Please keep commenting on my paintings as I go through the challenge!!!!

Mermaid's Palette said...

Congrats, Elva! Your work has been beautiful, and I have loved it all! I have to say your #100 was a perfect ending- stunning!

cindyzlogic said...

Wonderful job, Elva!! Cormorants look so prehistoric.