Photo by Ophelia Kehoe
I was kind of uninterested with how my first wash came out. I knew I needed to get darker behind the pelican. I liked the reflections in the water, too. I do not know how it entered my head but, I turned the painting sideways and started dripping various shades of blue paint onto the painting. I had wax paper over the pelican to protect it from the running paint. This was so much fun! I like the way it came out. I truly felt like I was playing. I like the cropped version. The beauty of framing, you can have the mat cut to show whatever you want.
Thank you for all of your comments and emails for the last post on the water lily. I have started a drawing for another painting inspired by a newspaper ad. It has a boat in a marsh, however, I am adding lilly pads!