Time for a Toucan – Day 12 of 30 in 30

Toucan


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8″x10″/12″x14″ matted

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Smaller format than usual – 8×10 – so I kept the design simple.   Definitely worked out though.  The contrast between the dark plumage, the orange beak and the white background works well.

It’s been very rainy and grey here for a few days.  I needed something to cheer me up and there’s nothing better for that than painting a giant orange beak đŸ™‚

I’m getting better at remembering to do the sketches 


Bird of the week – the Saffron Toucanet


Another bird – painted on Friday evening after work.   I like him but I’m struggling lately with more failures than successes.    Something must be going right though as when things do succeed they are very satisfying even though my local adult education center doesn’t agree.   5 landscapes submitted for an exhibition and only 1 got in.   Not a good hit rate.