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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Finally, I think I'm done!

After much contemplation, I decided that I needed to re-work the feathers near the wing tip of the top bird as they just didn't look right. I added some of the smaller feathers that make up the wing, which seemed to be lacking on the last post. I believe this to be a direct result of my bad ref. photo.
At the moment, it is hard for me to sit back and enjoy this painting, perhaps because so much effort (and frustration) has gone into it. Maybe once it is displayed in a frame and hangs on a wall for a while I will grow fond of it again.
Title: "Pretty in Pink"-Roseate Spoonbills
Medium: pastel on sandpaper
size: 9" x 15"


  1. I hope you get to love it again Colette. I think it's stunning and love the whole composition.
    I know it has taken you a long time to complete this piece and to me it is well worth all your effort.
    I love it.

    Pretty in Pink.. a lovely title.

  2. It is a great painting Colette. I think you have just been working too long on this and are not looking at it as you should. It is a fabulous painting and you should be proud of what you have done.

  3. It has an angellic aura about. Just beautiful.

  4. Folks, thank you for your encouragement and kind words. I truly appreciate it and I'm almost certain once it is framed and I view it from a "finished" perspective, that my feelings will change.