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“Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes
Digital painting first painted in Photoshop, then brought into Twisted Brush for stroke details using a liquid brush. Image then brought back into Photoshop, combined with four background layers, painting duplicated twice, all layers adjusted for color and opacity. Image flattened for presentation.
Inspired bu the Nouveau cartoon “The Pelican” created by Edward-Burne-Jones for a stained glass window to be produced by Morris and Company…circa end 19th century.
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Comments

  • swaby
    swabyalmost 4 years ago

    Wow Pamela this is so soft and beautiful! Love the colors for sure and your composition is so very beautiful!

  • Thanks much Tina!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Carol2
    Carol2almost 4 years ago

    Pamela!! This is sooo beautiful!!

  • Thanks ever so much Carol!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 4 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful work – instant fave!

  • Thank you so much Chris!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

    Ahhh, there is the heron, surprised you haven’t incorporated one into this type work before. very well done sis. Lovely

  • Not a heron, pelicans…the heron is in the working! Thanks my bro!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandalmost 4 years ago

    How so true!! Awesome creation!!

  • Thanks much JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • biddumy
    biddumyalmost 4 years ago
    Superb art Pamela and we need our dreams!!!
  • Thank you so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusteralmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Wonderful work. What is “Twisted Brush”? Dee

  • Hi Dee, Twisted Brush is a design and paint program, free or paid, depending..brushes available seperately, this was done with 3D liquid brushes! I love the program but always end up back in PS at the end! It is put out by Pixarra

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 4 years ago

    This is exquisite! I love the colors… it’s awesome!!
    Rhonda

  • Thanks much, I am thrilled you like it!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 4 years ago


    Beautiful Animals & Birds
    ^♥Rhonda & Anna♥
    2-27-11

  • I am awed, thanks so much for this honor!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Such amazing and beautiful work— congratulations on your Feature!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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