"Seascape (w/ Lone Pelican)"
oil on panel, 2007
6" x 8" ( 15.24cm x 20.32cm)
Although small, this is one of those paintings I needed to spend a fair amount of time on in order to get the semi choppy texture of the water right. The pelican itself was not all that difficult to paint. In fact, my original intent was a texture study of the sea itself with nothing else, but having reached that point I decided to include the bird.
A lone pelican in this case so as not to stray too far from that original intent. I even like the fact that it sort of blends into the water instead of standing out. A statement to how wildlife must be more in tune to nature in order to abide her uncompromising ways.34
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