Friday, January 9, 2009

Swans - Valentine painting - Work in progress

This is just a fun little ditty in time for Valentines Day. It wasn't going to be a work in progress, but I photographed each stage so I thought I would put it on the blog as one. I did the background first and then the outline of the swans. You can't tell at this point even what they are going to be.
Put in some details. It's not a perfect mirror image (that would be pretty much impossible unless you were doing digital art. But I think it's pretty darn close.

Some finishing touches to the water, and there you go.....Love's Reflection. Swans mate for life and when posed such as they are, their necks make a beautiful heart. The heart shape is reflected in the water. An 8" x 10" acrylic that I will list somewhere. Just not sure if it will be local or on Ebay.
I also painted a similar aceo that will be listed on Ebay. You will find the aceo (art card editions and originals 2.5" x 3.5") listed here


Crafty Sue said...

Leola, this is BEAUTIFUL.
I'm fascinated.
I love coming here to see your beautiful paintings.

Pencil Sanity said...

That is beautiful and how appropriate for valentine. Wonderful and so interesting to see the WIP.

Leola said...

Thanks Ladies!

artshtickscorner said...

Leola - ANOTHER gorgeous painting! You are so talented, and so quick...This would have taken me weeks!

DW Quilt Art said...

Very nice, Leola! Love the imagery and you did a wonderful job with it! Diane

Leola said...

Thank you for your nice words. I have to be fast Deb...I have the attention span of a gnat LOL

Danielle Barlow said...

This is beautiful!
Congratulations!You won my blog giveaway! Will you leave me your snail mail address? All my comments are moderated, so you can leave it in the comments, and then I will delete it rather than publish. Thanks! Danielle

DEB said...

I'm looking forward to the fish!!!