Saturday, June 25, 2011

Rockport Palms

Rockport Palms
8 x 10
oil on canvas
   Just returned from the coast and I've got several things to post.
   This was the view from our campsite in the Ancient Oaks Campground. I really enjoyed the pond. There were so many birds on and around it. There were seagulls, whistling ducks, a redhead drake, a blackduck, blue herons, several varieties of doves, grackles, and lots of others as well. At night the tent was filled with the songs of crickets and frogs. I really was drawn to this thick clump of palms and the strong vertical it presented as a composition.

7 comments:

  1. I can see why you were drawn to this composition, very strong. You did a beautiful painting Douglas.

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  2. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I always especially enjoy hearing from people outside the US.

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  3. good composition. Follows Edgar Payne's "L". Not sure why, but I don't relate palms to Texas. Guess I should get down to that coast! Will we be seeing some bird paintings?

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  4. Very nice Doug... but where are all of the birds?

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  5. What a great place to camp and bird watch. It was also a great place to paint. Beautiful job.

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