Friday, September 21, 2012

His and Her Mallards

Just started a painting of two ducks.  Male and female mallards.  Not sure if they are a couple, but they seemed to follow each other around while I was doing my photography, so I think they're at least good friends.  If you wonder what the blue tape is all about, I taped down some protective paper so that I don't accidentally splash paint on the background.  I'm not sure how I'm going to finish the painting after I have painted the ducks - but however it happens I want a clean background to start with.  By the way - this is painting backwards and a lot dangerous.  Normally the background is laid down first then the subjects are painted.  Check in again to see how this gets handled - maybe there won't be a background - we'll see.
....further progress...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hallstatt, Austria

A couple of weeks ago I was thinking of my wife Elke's German heritage so I thought I'd paint a landscape from that part of the world.  Hallstatt, Austria is close enough, so this fairytale town got the nod.
I'm not sure what's next.  If anyone has any recommendations I'm all ears!  Thanks for checking in.  Mark