Friday, October 11, 2013

Duck Walk

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I think one of the elements that makes this painting successful, is the element of tension. The ducks are walking, quickly in fact, to get away from the approaching onlooker. As I was painting this I imagined one duck saying to the other, "Keep walking. Don't look back, just keep walking!"

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  1. A successful painting indeed! This is really terrific!

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  2. I love this, as well as the imagined commentary! Did you work from sketches, photos, or did they stay relatively still enough to for you paint them from life?

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  3. Hi Cory, Thanks for the kind words and interest. I painted this from a photo - but I think all the plein aire work I have been doing of late is helping me to stay loose when I paint in the studio &/or from a photograph.

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