But I have still been producing new work, and these will be the first to hit the Society6 platform.
"Pelican Swim" was such a fun painting for me to do. Every time I work back to producing waterfowl, I end up completely happy with my work. This was no acception. There birds are such majestic, ancient creatures that I've been tossing around the idea of painting them for a long time. This one was different for me in using a lot of different grays to capture the different folds in its feathers. I tried to work from source images (many DNR and Forestry images as well as some personal photos) and memory instead of relying on others' experiences. I love being able to show my interpretation of an animal and show others how I see different parts of nature. This one was no different, and I loved the result.
But the "Marina" has some balance to it too: a beautiful reverence for nature within our little ships on the harbor, at sea, and in our protected coves.