Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pelican Penthouse

I took this photo while we were out sailing one day in Mobile Bay. Our bay was once known as the Bay of the Holy Spirit. I never fail to feel peaceful when out on the water with the wind, seagulls, and the thrumming engines of an exiting or returning tanker and pilot boat the only sounds you hear.
The two larger buildings are the RSA Tower and The Riverview Hotel. I added drifting fog to push them back. I also enlarged the Channel marker and the birds to give them more presence.
The pelicans are just hanging out, ready for the day to end. These comical birds are always fun to watch and I have heard many a pelican story while in my booth at the outdoor shows. This piece is oil on canvas 18 x 32.

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