I have come across many photos of swans and, of course, they are very lovely. But, when I came across this one, I just loved the earthy tones of the watery background. It was different and I love different. I also loved the coolness of the body and the warmth of the head and neck of the swan. Swans are so beautiful, but I have seen some photos of them acting like derps. LOL! Just keepin’ it real.
This is a 12 3/4 by 18 1/4 pastel drawing on velour paper. I determined, before I got started, that I would try not to blend at all and to keep the strokes loose and free. I think I have succeeded. It was very enjoyable and relaxing and I am very happy with the result.
I am not selling my originals right now, because I am hoping to have an exhibition in the near future of my bird series. YIKES! I can’t believe I am telling the whole world! Yeah, like the whole world is looking at my blog… LOL! Well, if I do have an exhibition, will you come? My originals will be for sale then.
Swan — Print
Archival matte art print, 12.75x18.25, plus one inch border, ready for framing. Price includes shipping or local delivery (within Knox County, Ohio).
“Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg.” — Hans Christian Andersen
2 thoughts on “Graceful as a Swan”
Wow, lovely swan indeed, and we all noticed the earthy water in the background too, and though you nailed that. 🙂 Wish we could make the showing!!!
When (not IF) you have your exhibition, I will be there.
The swan looks so much better in person. I love it.