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Old 09-11-2019, 07:32 PM
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Australian Pelican

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Australian Pelican w/c on Canson 140 lb (11x18)


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Old 09-11-2019, 08:28 PM
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The bird and it's perch are very well done. I think a very light wash on the background would really make your lovely pelican stand out more.
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Love pelicans and this one is beautifully done. Agree with adding a light wash to bring out the bird more.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:46 AM
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Re: Australian Pelican

Just a guess here, but the pelican may be perched against a heavy fog. If that is the case a wash most likely would not work. That leaves adding something to the bird to separate it from the foggy background, I would think. That presents a problem as its plumage is mostly white. A touch of grey tone in certain areas of the bird might give it a bit of separation from the background, but darkening the background would also give some separation. Nice painting!
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:49 AM
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love the feathers
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I like your picture of the pelican, and I think you have captured the tree stump excellently.
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Oh, he's a beauty, David, and so are the tree stumps!!
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Re: Australian Pelican

Thanks for your thoughts on this matter and well said. Indeed, so far, the whole series of birds have been with a pure background. In this case, "white on white" poses a dilemma - but this challenge is met easily when the client actually requests the white background


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Just a guess here, but the pelican may be perched against a heavy fog. If that is the case a wash most likely would not work. That leaves adding something to the bird to separate it from the foggy background, I would think. That presents a problem as its plumage is mostly white. A touch of grey tone in certain areas of the bird might give it a bit of separation from the background, but darkening the background would also give some separation. Nice painting!
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Great painting, lovely texture.
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Re: Australian Pelican

The white on white has already been addressed , I'm not saying anything against the bird ,but in my opinion you made the stump too good, it is the center of interest, it has color contrast and texture to keep me looking at it
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