Monday, May 16, 2016

Listen to the whispers of Nature.

 Hear the wisdom of the trees. Allow your soul to sing.

~Lazaris~

For the last few months I've been on the hunt for ducks (with cool reflections) in the LA area. I want to create a colored pencil drawing for the Pencil Art Societies International exhibition in August. You would think it would be an easy thing to do, but as it turns out, not so much!! Through a friend who runs tho, I found the Arroyo in Pasadena, CA. It wasn't a large area and to be honest it was pretty much strewn with litter...ugh, thanks Californians. But I hit the jackpot and found two different types of  mallard ducks with babies! To my recollection, I have never seen a female mallard with a blue stripe before. I scoured the internet, searching for answers, but could not find any, so I have an email in to "AskaNaturalist.com"...hopefully I'll get my answer soon! 

I have some good photo references to choose from, so the hunt is over, but stay tuned as I hope to start it at the beginning of June. I have a bear to get to first!

2 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

These are great! I love the mother and baby picture best! The dog on the stones in the river... that's really stunning too! I can't wait to see what you do with these in your drawings!

Lissa Rachelle said...

Ohh, these are wonderful photos, Kathryn! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the show!!

Here in Ottawa, we have (descendants of) the Royal white swans that the Queen gifted Canada back in 1967, as well as some Black Swans. You've given me an idea and I might go on a hunt for them this weekend and see if I can find them. They can be hard to find!

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