Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sanctuary, Pastel, 17" x 11" Painted on Wallis sanded paper

I call this painting "Sanctuary" because it really is of a bird sanctuary.  It is a beautiful, peaceful place full of georgous birds.  There are cranes, heron, kingfishers, hawks, and all of the "ordinary" birds one might see at home.  I'm sure there are more unusual ones, I'll have to go back and take a look.  I'll use any opportunity to get more great reference photos.

© by Christine DiMauro, all rights reserved.


David King said...

Wow! How did I miss this! You are a master at these marsh paintings Christine!


Christine DiMauro said...

Awwww, gee wiz David, thanks so much!

Sara Mathewson said...

This is so beautiful Chris1 I love your color palette!

Christine DiMauro said...

Hi Sara! Thanks very much! Aren't pastels so much fun? The colors we get to use make the possibilities endless. This was particularly fun to paint, I was using a Ludwig plein air set that has some realy beauties.