For the first step, I drew in the swan on a toned 6" x 6" gessobord with purple. I used purple because it will blend in with the shadowing on the white swan.
Now for the details. The water gets lightened to make the movement. Little adjustments are done to the swan. A few feathers are added to the wings with white and some wave action in front of the swan. And of course the eye and bill get some attention.
I will post this swan painting on DPW in the future after it has a chance to dry. Sometimes after the painting has dried, the finish is uneven or maybe a glaze needs to be added to enhance a color. I will wait and see.
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