May 4, 2011

The Swans are Back

The Swans Are Back - 3 x 4 inches
This pair of trumpeter swans was moving quietly along the shoreline feeding when I was walking along the trail by the Courtenay River at Christmas. The swans come every year to the Comox Valley in very large numbers. They feed on the large fields that are supported by Ducks Unlimited and then settle on the waters at the mouth of the river. It is a beautiful sight to see. Over the last few weeks I have been a little swan crazy, drawing and painting from my reference material from that trip. They are just so beautiful and I got so many great pictures I just couldn’t help myself!!
This particular picture is a miniature picture and it along with “A Sheltered Bay, Texada Island, BC “have been accepted in the“ Internationale d’art miniature” juried exhibit, Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada. The show runs June 12 to September 4, 2011. This is the show web site but this year’s show won’t be up until June.

A Sheltered Bay, Texada Island,BC - 2 x 2 inches


Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Two gorgeous miniatures here Wendy - I especially love the blues and lighting in The Swans are Back - truly beautiful!!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Karen, I was very pleased with how the water worked. It is a case of laying the wash and little it do it thing. Letting go is often the hardest thing to do.

Donna MacDonald said...

These are amazing! I can't believe how tiny they are. Congratulations on acceptance into the Quebec show! Very well deserved.