Two for one!
And, see, I couldn't resist developing the swan painting (first painting, monday morning!).
This is a much larger piece of work, 16" x 12", but based on the ideas from the smaller sketch from my last blog post. I managed to retain the light on the back of the swans and, by accident, the reflection under the swans began to take on a life of its own - this, I believe, has added some magic to the painting.
For now, I am satisfied with this subject and will find inspiration elsewhere for my next piece.