Saturday, March 12, 2011

Calamón - Porphyrio sp.

Calamón, Porphyrio sp.
Oil painting on wood, 42x61'5 cm.

Graphite pencil on paper, 21x28 cm.

In one of my usual visits to Navaseca Lagoon I was lucky to watch how an adult Purple Swamp-hen was feeding its chick (almost grown-up). The curious thing about it was that it was at the end of November and it was already cold.
The birds were three metres away from my car, which I use as hide. I could make a pencil sketch and take a series of photos which I´m using for this work.
Here are the first steps of the creation process (one more...ha ha)of this painting.