Artwork / Crime Against Nature / Happily Ever After (Black Swan)

painting of a pair of black swan dads with babies
Gwenn Seemel
Happily Ever After (Black Swan)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches


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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. For more about the making of Happily Ever After, watch this video. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image.

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.

wildlife painting by Gwenn Seemel
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