One Duckie Two Duckie Slow Duckie – WIP

9 Dec

And slow I go….     I left in the reference photos so you can get the idea  of where I am going with this.  I love the photos with all the  ducks in a row. It is just the ducks with the most personality were photographed separately. The decision of where to place which duck has taken me quite a time to decide.   I mapped them pout loosely in my sketchbook and then changed my mind again and again.  Just have to wait and  see where the next duck will be.  I do know which duck will be last though – he is walking away from the row – he seems to have an attitude.

And at this point, I have no  real plan for the background.IMG_4127

I am loving the colours of the drake – he was so much fun to paint…so far!  The pallet for his is below IMG_4126

4 Responses to “One Duckie Two Duckie Slow Duckie – WIP”

  1. Eileen Luther December 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I LOVE your ducks so far….you have SUCH skill!. I love ducks too. Have you seen the Wood Duck….the male is maybe the most extravagantly colored bird in North America. Wondering what viridian paint you use….Daniel Smith or Winsor Newton? (you had written what looked like a W. S.)

    • Helen Shideler December 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words – I use both – but this viridian is Windsorand Newton
      I will look up the woood ducks!

  2. Susan Wright-Boucher December 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Beautiful, Helen. I love it that you enjoy the process and not just the end result.


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