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.