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Mute Swans on the River

I love the beauty of swans, and when I saw these two on a nearby river, I couldn’t resist painting them. I hope you enjoy their elegant grace as much as I do!

Original oil painting of two mute swans on the Alpena river in Michigan
Mute Swans on the River, Alpena Oil 16 X 20 inches

As usual, my palette was limited: titanium white, burnt umber, cadmium yellow, ultramarine blue and cerulean blue.

The swans can be seen all year long; they fly between the river and the coast of Lake Huron. While mute swans are an introduced species, they appear to have adapted to Michigan waterways well.

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