The background was a little too purple for me, so tonight I added some subtle washes of blue just to tone it down a bit. Its still a little more blue in real life. For some reason, my scanner is picking up the purples a little too much yet.
It has been a while since I've painted a loon and I was truely captured by a photograph posted by Alan and Elaine Wilson over at Nature's Pics Online that I just had to give it a go. My background turned out a little more purple than I imagined, but I think I'll work on the loon for a while to see if the purple grows on me. Otherwise, I'll add a few washes of blue to tone it down a little.