Thursday, April 12, 2007
I made two pieces featuring a pelican swimming. As I live at the beach, I am lucky to see pelicans swimming but mostly flying and diving. What graceful creatures they are in the air and floating on the waters. I was challenged to begin the pelican series (well, I believe it'll be a series) when a potential client asked if I could do a pelican. So I made two. The client loved this one and bought it. The other will be hanging at the upcoming art show. I raw-edged appliqued the pelican, quilted it along with the background and borders, then highlighted the bird using Shiva oil paintsticks (which I love).