Saturday, February 25, 2012
Rest On The Rocks-Pelican
Oil on 6x6 canvas panel.
This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Bonnie was the great hostess. Thanks for the terrific reference photos.
I really like working from photos. But never copy slavishly. Turn the photo into a painting!
Here's the original photo to illustrate the changes I made in cropping and color.
Pelicans are fascinating critters. There is a prehistoric manner about them.
First I answered Bonnie's challenge to crop. Then I challenged myself to push the chroma and texture in this one. I also changed the lighting in order to dramatize the color. As of now, I'm pretty satisfied with the results.
Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)yahoo.com
1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... "