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two black swans

Gwenn Seemel
Happily ever after (Black swan)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

In this painting, I was pleased with how I managed to evoke the water and a foggy bright sort of ambiance, much I was pleased to evoke a similar feel in my half of this diptych. To learn more about the making of this piece, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

...and sometimes two boys parent as a team.

Among black swans, males sometimes pair-bond with other males. These couples tend to be successful as parents since the combined strength of two males allows the swans to maintain a larger nesting territory. They acquire eggs to raise either by briefly forming a trio with a female or by taking over the nest of a heterosexual couple.