Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Taking Off

 8"x10" Oil on Board
Here's the first painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge. I'm enjoying practicing painting with only a palette knife!  I saw this great egret while in the everglades and I was thrilled to capture his take-off with my camera. I was so busy getting the phot that I failed to notice a gator lurking-probably the reason he took off so suddenly!


Linda Popple said...

Beautiful bird! I especially like his orange bill. The alligator would be a kind of scary subject! Good 1st painting for the challenge.

Linda Nickles said...

Wow, Nancy... great way to start the New Year! I love your colors and textures in this one. Happy New Year!