Here’s the sketch I made for the last painting in this series. The reference image is from the RIL of wetcanvas.com (thank u ‘missmouse’). Its such a beautiful scene of the parents preening and looking after themselves after the cygnets have just hatched. Initially, I wanted this painting to be very colorful with a number of lotus and water lilies but later decided that it would just distract attention from the quiet touching beauty of the scene.   

sketch-third in the swans

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