Sunday, August 17, 2008

Skimmer chick


Here is the first Skimmer chick; this was painted over "glass bead gel", which I think gives a nice grainy, sand effect.
I was captivated watching the Skimmer family raise their chicks on the open beach on a recent trip to visit my folks in Florida...fascinating!
Cheers,
Susan

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning effect with the glass beads-perfect for the sand and water effect. You capture the inquisitiveness of this chick-a very charming painting! h

Jay M said...

The sandy effect that you achieved in this painting is great and fits the environment that the bird lives. It also has a nice 3D aspect to it. Well done!
j

Daily Paintings said...

thanks for your encouragement; I'll have to try some more with the glass bead gel!
S