Friday, July 9, 2010

Saundra's other Duck

Some time ago, Saundra Lane Galloway of Art for Life posted pictures on her blog for others to paint.

Saundra is incredibly generous with her beautiful pics, she loves life and takes all those hardships in her stride - something we could all learn to do.

I loved painting this.  Saundra's other Duck.  She has posted all sorts of ducks and I know there's another one somewhere in the pile waiting for me to get to it.  This was also done with the three colours of cad red, cad yellow and ult blue with white.  Having discovered a limited palette, I'm so enjoying it.

38 comments:

kathleen.artkat.hebert said...

Sweet duck! Animals are such fun to paint.

Arti said...

Limited pallete,but wonderful results!Cheers.

Anthony Duce said...

Wonderful painting. The limited palette helps me a lot, less decisions to make..

Avocaken said...

I really, really like EVERTHING about this painting! Colors, brush-work and especially the subject. :-) I've not tried to paint birds I think that I'll give it a go. Lots of birds in our backyard - if only they'll stay still. . . . . . ha ha ha

Ken B.

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz...I just had to visit the duck again even though you sent him to me...I have to say I adore your strokes and your palette! The shadows work, the colors work...the composition works...AWESOME!! Thanks again for showing me! FUN STUFF!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

great painting. Yes, love the brush work.
Thanks for coming over to visit my blog.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

This is so beautiful!!

Marian Fortunati said...

This is really gorgeous, Liz... Only three colors... really??? VERY well done!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Liz, I love your mallard duck. He's very bold-looking and the limited palette is great.

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padmaja said...

Hi Liz, nice that you chose to paint him, he looks very adorable, I love ducks and enjoy observing them whenever I get to see them, It is so much fun to watch them move around non stop one behind the other:-)

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful work here, Liz! I must say that he looks decked out for his portrait session and he makes one fine subject. You've just done everything right!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Sweet! Very nice Liz and I like the idea of a limited palette.

Rosemary said...

What a handsome duck! Fun and successful use of the limited palette. Love the juicy brush strokes!

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Becky said...

I hear him quacking away about his beautiful portrait that you painted of him. Cute duck!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Kath, thank you so much - your comment and visit and very much appreciated.


Hi Arti, thank you. I love the limited palette!

Art with Liz said...

Gosh Tony, never thought about the limited palette that way! So true.


Dear Ken you are so special and so kind - thank you. If you ask the birds nicely, maybe that will work...

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Saundra, for letting me paint the picture! It was a great one and if I remember the original title it was something like 'what are you looking at?' A great duck with a great attitude!


Thank you Peggy and I love visiting your blog - don't always comment, but visit often.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ramesh so nice to have you back! Thank you, you are so very kind.


Thank you Marian. Those 3 colours I'm going to take with me tomorrow plein air (if the weather stays ok and I haven't frozen to death in the meantime, it's that cold today!) Let's see what happens!

Art with Liz said...

Hey there Carol, thank you! For both identifying him and for the lovely comment.


And thank you Padmaja - I love painting our fellow creatures!

Art with Liz said...

Dear Sherry, thank you, but a lot had to do with Saundra's photography! I loved the pic.


Hi Carol - many thanks for the comment and visit. Your work always inspires me to be more painterly - a slow process, but I loved the way the duck turned out.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you so much Rosemary - music to my ears!


Hi Becky, thank you my friend!

Dean H. said...

Great painterly job on the mallard, Liz! You handled the primary limited palette skillfully. Well done.

marty said...

tu réussis incroyablement bien les peintures avec seulement trois couleurs !
ce canard est magnifique !

Marie Theron said...

A lovely loose style! I love this duck! I have his wooden image at home!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

This duck has such a personality.
I love this duck,,,, and I really do know this duck is a winner!
love
tweedles

Krista Hasson said...

I love it! great brush work.

Derek McCrea said...

This is soo adorable, I want to go and paint my watercolor duck I have been procrastinating on, he looks like he is woddling like a toddler!

Art with Liz said...

Hi there Dean, thank you so much!


Dear Marty - I am loving the limited palette! Merci!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Marie - I guess you could say that this is one of my bird series!? He's rather a handsome bird isn't he!


And you should know Tweedles - being a winner yourself! Thank you special one!

Art with Liz said...

Wow. Thank you Krista!


Thank you so much Derek, for the kind words and the visit. You should have lots of ducks to paint where you live! Enjoyed your rich, vibrant work.

Cathy Gatland said...

Your duck is delightful Liz, as has been said, his attitude shows! If and when I get back to painting in oils again, I'm going to remember this limited palette, it gives such a unified look as well as providing all the colour one needs.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Cathy!

Watercolorist said...

I agree with the comments that this duck has attitude. A lively piece with nice colors Liz.
Jean

Barbara Pask said...

I love this duck painting. He is perfect and so painterly. I used a very limited palette for quite a while, great way to learn to mix colors I think. I have slowly over time added more colors.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Jean - I thought he was great - total duck attitude!


Hi Barbara, thank you. I think if you know what you're doing with a limited palette, you can add other 'essential' colours as you go; I hadn't gone through the limited colour mixing and now know what I was missing! So slowly will start adding extra colours as I go along.

Lisa Daria said...

It's a good painting of a duck and doesn't look like you painted from a photo, which is really hard to do!