Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Loons on the Lake

We have several nearby lakes, streams, rivers and ponds which have become "home" to many northern critters. There are many waterfowl species, ( ducks, geese, swans, loons, herons ) as well as muskrats, beavers and river otters.

Common loons ( as featured in this painting ) are very popular around these parts and folks who frequent the lake can experience their sightings and calls quite often. Indeed, it is a calming experience to witness these beauties lazily floating along. Their wonderful call is unique and something you won't forget.

This piece is on 12" x 16" canvas. The loons started as a black & white underpainting in Acrylics. The background and loon "embellisments" were in Oils.


Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

I love your Loon painting. Very well done. They just keep getting better and better... just when we thought they were the best, then out comes one that is better.

Nic said...

Dag-gone impressive, buddy! Keep 'em coming. :-) (By the way, the one loon in the foreground is wondering, aloud, to the other, "Who the heck is THAT guy?!")

Sreejith_Gireesan said...

Amazing work! Especially the water reflections.