Here’s the sketch I made for the last painting in this series. The reference image is from the RIL of (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