Saturday, 22 December 2007

Great Egret - Stage Two - Work In Progress

It seemed like I had visitors dropping in all day yesterday so I didn't get a chance to work on the Egret until last night. More to do yet but should hopefully finish it at the next sitting.

Great Egret art card - Work In Progress 2 - © Serena Lewis


  1. Serena, It's absolutely gorgeous. I love the purple tone behind him, it just makes him shine.....Ro

  2. Wonderful work in progess. Look forward to seeing it move along. What are you using: colored pencil, pastel, paint. Hard to tell but lovely all the same.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. Thanks, Ro! :)

    Thanks, Rhonda! :) I laid down a rough sketch with coloured pencils and now I've moved over to my acrylics. I'm very much a novice when it comes to coloured pencils but I'm hoping to improve on that. Your awesome work in coloured pencil inspires me to keep trying.

  4. This is looking gorgeous already, Serena. Is that an acrylic or pastel?

    Serena, as my emails aren't working at the moment (server problem), I'd like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas & a very happy & healthy 2008!

    Also thank you so much for your friendship these past few months, which I truly treasure:) I hope I can meet up with you for a coffee sometime in the New Year, perhaps at South Bank:)?

    Your blogging friend & art enthusiast, Maria

  5. I was in such a rush, I didn't read the above comments about what you are using - sorry about that:)

  6. This is so pretty and I love the way the egret pops. If this is a rough sketch, I can hardly wait to see it finished as it is so pretty now.

    Merry Christmas.


  7. Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love the violets and the overall glow against the darkness of the background!

    Merry Christmas Serena!


  8. Serena, this is just luminous. I love it.

    I hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!!

  9. Serena - you are filling him beautifully - love the soft flowing feathers and the light in his eye.

    Hope you and your family had a great Christmas!

    Happy New Year!!


  10. Thanks, Maria! I'm so happy we 'met' on the net too and it would be fabulous if we could manage to meet up for a cuppa in the New Year. I hope everything went well with Nick for Uni.

    Thank you, Becky. I've been so busy with Aaron's birthday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, visitors and other stuff that I haven't done any more to the egret yet but, hopefully, it won't be too long before I can get back to it.

    Thanks, Kate, and I hope you had a lovely Christmas too.

    Thanks, J! I hope you have a wonderful holiday too.

    Thanks, Kathy. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too.

    A Happy New Year to you all! :)

  11. How many days!!!!!!
    I now i can see the pure art.
    If i don´t wrong, this is a (garceta?).
    It´s fantastic painting.
    Kisses Serena.

  12. This is a wonderful painting! I agree with Romona: I love the purple shine around the bird. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  13. Simply magical! Especially the shading in the wings. It's amazing this is done in acrylic. It looks so soft -- more like pastels.

  14. Beautiful Serena!

  15. Happy New Year, Serena! Hope you have a great time at your party!
    Maria :)

  16. HAPPY NEW YEAR Serena!

    I hope you had a wonderful time, and I hope this year is full of good blessings for you and your family.


  17. I really love the impact the white on black makes.... The way you've rendered this beautiful Egret, she shimmers! I wish I could achieve this!

  18. Nice! I love the colors -- that bird absolutely glows!
    Congratulations on a full year of wonderful posts.
    I have one more family party this weekend... then I can relax too.

  19. It's so beautiful, Serena. I can't wait to see more. I hope you'll find some time to work on it. Happy New Year :)

  20. Looking wonderful Serena...Happy New Year!

  21. Incredibly beautiful Serena. Very nicely done. I love the softness you have captured in the feathers.

  22. truly elegant and lovely!! the warmth and fluffiness make her so appealing :)

    dear serena, wishing you a fantastic new year 2008! thanks for each of your wonderfully creative posts, inspirations and encouraging comments! and hope to see lots more of your uniquely creative stuff in this brand new year ahead!!

    take care, love n peace, and do keep drawing, creating and sharing, my friend!! ^_^

  23. Thank you all for you wonderfully supportive comments. Things are beginning to settle down a little here so, hopefully very soon, I will be able to get back into my artwork. :)

  24. Amazing work! I would love to be able to handpaint cards!!!

  25. Thanks, Julie, the art cards are fun to do ~ :)

  26. Dear Serena, your great egret looks wonderful! He is glowing in the dark in a very graceful way. And this is an art card (2,5" x 3,5")? So much detail on such a small size? Even mor amazing to me :)!

  27. Thanks, Silvia! Yes, the art card is 2½"x3½". I'm hoping to get back to it in the coming days. :)


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