Thursday, June 18, 2009

Back to work

After a trip and updating my website, I can finally get back to painting, thank goodness. I'm starting a painting of brown pelicans.
This painting, "Pelicans and Friend", was painted when I lived in Lakeport, CA. We had a house on the lake, and there was an endless array of waterfowl on the water and in the tule reeds. From my studio I could watch the nesting, hunting and migration of a vast variety of birds. My favorites were the white pelicans. They were as graceful as swans gliding on the water, and magnificent in flight. 
Now that we live near the coast, we see a lot of brown pelicans. While they aren't as beautiful as the white pelicans, they have their own charm and I think they'll make an interesting painting. 


  1. C'est magnifique, si lumineux !

  2. Hi Gwen, I absolutely LOVE our brown pelicans! Sometimes when I am walking the cliffs in Depot Hill, they fly by at eye level. Can't wait to see your new work! Congrats on getting things done and returning to the painting.

  3. This is a stunning painting, Gwen!! We are neighbors! We should get together and compare notes.

  4. Beautiful! Lots of contrast and depth. Lovely painting!