Art, Hastings, Mornington Peninsula, Westernport

Pelicans

Painting Pelicans

Pelicans in Pastel

I simply adore Pelicans and they are a joy to paint.

The varying shapes they adopt with their long flexible necks and huge beaks make them a fascinating subject.

I marvel at the way they waddle across the sand and yet glide so gracefully through the water.

Watching them in flight is something else. It is awe inspiring. And they are so gentle in nature. They will stand quietly and patiently waiting for cast off fish scraps, while seagulls shriek noisily and greedily around their heads.

Sometimes when life has been particularly tough or I am feeling a bit low, I will grab my camera and drive a few minutes down the road to the Hastings pier.

The mere sight of these wonderful birds is uplifting and I am delighted to offer a number of limited edition art prints of my pelican paintings for sale here.

Limited edition prints of Emily Holsman's pastel painting 'Contemplation' are available here.

Limited edition prints of Emily Holsman's pastel painting 'Contemplation' are available here.