Everyday I will be posting a painting I have created or am working on, plus comments, tips, and ideas relating to painting.
Flower Pots at Heathcote
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Friday, November 5, 2010
"Majestic Mallard" 8 x 10 acrylic on stretched canvas $125 SOLD
There is no duck prettier than the Mallard! I want to thank Mark Willis at http://marksvegplot.blogspot.com/ for allowing me to paint from his beautiful photograph he posted on his blog. The color of the water is so captivating with the duck's coloring. I just had to paint it! Of course, I took some artistic liscense---one does not try to replicate exactly a photograph, but the essence is captured and I am pleased with this effort. I hope you like it, too. Your comments are welcome.
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.