Graceful as a Swan

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

  1. Wow, lovely swan indeed, and we all noticed the earthy water in the background too, and though you nailed that. šŸ™‚ Wish we could make the showing!!!

  2. When (not IF) you have your exhibition, I will be there.

    The swan looks so much better in person. I love it.

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