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Friday, December 9, 2011

Wanderin' Weeta's Mute Swan #5

I spotted a photo of this swan on Wanderin' Weeta's blog ( http://wanderinweeta.blogspot.com/ ). The graceful position of the swan caught my eye. With the blog owner's approval I'm posting my painting of it.

I've been experimenting with white birds on different papers. The whites popped on this paper so much better than on my egret painting (my #1 post on this challenge. It just a little painting on inexpensive paper but I particularily like how it turned out, or maybe I should just say, "I achieved what I was after."

Painted in my Bee Paper Aquabee Super Deluxe sketchbook -- 93# 'heavyweight drawing paper.'


Lorrie Klosterman said...

Lovely delicate treatment of this elegant creature, and such wonderful misty and mysterious effects in the water. The touches of yellow add so much.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

ohhhh, it took my breath away!

Kristin said...

Love the crispness of this and the warm highlights, makes the white shine. I remember an art teacher telling me that white is looks brighter when you add warm and cool colors to it, and it works well with this swan.