Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Shady Swan


Almost every Sunday (when the car park is free) my daughter and I take the week's bread leftovers and go and feed the swans and geese up at Fleet Pond. It's usually a bit of a bun-fight with feathers flying and many a squawk. After they'd finished last week and started to disperse, I got some nice photos of a lone swan that followed us as we walked along the path. I've spent the past week painting it in watercolours. As always, what seemed simple ended up being a lot more complicated - those reflections needed a great deal of thought and planning out! The colours in real life are richer than in the photo - no matter what lighting conditions I used, I just couldn't get it correct.

I tried printing with a dead fish yesterday......more on that another day if I can make something out of my slightly dubious results....

4 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Lovely painting. Great colours and detailed reflections. :-) xo

Sallie said...

So pretty! I really like this.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful piece and it is wonderful to get photos of scenes like that, that you can capture in painting.

Debbie

Feather on a Wire said...

Love the reflections.