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African Crowned Crane

Watercolor Painting

Created by Terrece Beesley
"African Crowned Crane" shows the artist's interest painting exotic wildlife. She is not drawn to painting cuddly animals, but prefers capturing wildlife in the environment. Africa being too far away, the artist worked from photos taken at the local zoo. Details in the bird and background were achieved by negative painting, starting with pale colors and cutting out shapes with progressively darker washes. Original watercolor painting on 140 lb. Arches hot press watercolor paper is signed on the bottom corner. Matted with a three inch off-white mat. Ships flat.