I have wanted to paint this bird ever since our trip to the Florida Keys last winter. I needed a centerpiece for the Art Fair I participated in yesterday and finished this picture just in time. I love to model 3-D shapes with bold, strong strokes. Pastel also allows me to layer with light passes of the stick to let the lower layers sparkle through. It makes the water appear to have depth.
Pastel on pastel board 18" x 24"
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