View Full Version : Pelican painting

03-25-13, 09:26 AM
This one came out of the gates kind of slow but picked up steam over the weekend. Various textures to work with.
makes this a little difficult but I'm learning.

03-26-13, 08:14 PM
I like it. :)

These animals look amazing. Over here we have white swans who look kind of similar to these animals. A big difference is that pelicans have a big special beak. Why is this? For scoping fish?

03-26-13, 10:30 PM
Thanks Vic. Not sure why. I should find. Going down the home stretch with this working the reflections.

03-29-13, 12:21 AM
you make me envyious you're art has a far wider scope for expression than words you have so many ways to express the light and the dark the brown and the whites of course if it were an ADDer using the words well . but you do very nice production of all my moods and emotions with feeling at least you Instigate it thank you

03-29-13, 07:54 AM
Dresser I at one point thought of trashing this one because I got caught up in my own feelings of feeling not good enough to complete this. It was to much , it required chartered areas in my experience. So I sat back had a glass of Red Wine ,....looked at it from across the room for an hour and then went back to painting. I am liking how it is moving along now.

03-29-13, 08:11 PM
very beautiful and detailed

03-29-13, 10:57 PM
Truly expressive output! Kudos brother :)

04-10-13, 03:41 PM
I have an update. This is taking a bit more time because of the foam in the water. Just another texture I have to figure out the right way to attack it.

04-15-13, 09:04 AM
The last post was 95% complete and he is the finial. I hope you enjoy it. Yesterday and a long site of 8 hours to get this done. (

04-16-13, 03:49 AM
I love how the dark right foreground and lighter beak + sharper eye of the rear bird make it balance the composition, touche sir!

04-16-13, 08:55 AM
Thanks. A lot of thought went into this. The foreground dark area had a bit more detail but it works better with it like this as you pointing out. Good eye !

04-16-13, 09:12 AM
Wow, again! Amazing.

you should really put your painting in a show room! Make some money out of it, go travelling and paint some amazing sceneries!

This is pure skill.

04-16-13, 03:14 PM
Thanks Dave !

05-17-13, 01:38 PM
Excellent piece! Acrylics, or....?

09-15-13, 08:28 AM
Excellent work Dave.

What is your next subject ?

10-07-13, 07:12 PM
WMP my works are acrylic in a since , they ate ink. I use small thin brushes and lay color on color much like you would use oil glazes to creat color transparencies. There are at least 5 layers of color to create the 3D look.
Is this helpful ?

10-25-13, 11:42 PM
I am extremely impressed with your paintings, and that saying a lot because i'm kind of judgy.
All of your paintings are just so realistic; i find my self often going back to your posts just to look at them.
And i also like the way you put just as much detail into your painting's surroundings as you did the main subject.

Just beautiful.

10-29-13, 09:48 AM
Yung, Thanks. I have never liked the back ground air brush look. It's a painting so do a painting.
I also find myself going over my works a lot just because It's hard to believe I have the ability to do this. So

Thank you all. I am very humbled by all remarks.