Friday, January 11, 2013

Painting 30 Paintings in 30 Days - #10

"Call Me Mister"
6" x 8"
oil on canvasboard

I have painted a lot of ducks in my day. Still like painting them - as well as - any bird.  Birds are neat!  I try to figure out my fascination with them ??? ..could be the dinosaur issue.  I loved teaching 'Dinosaurs' to 1st graders when I was a classroom teacher.  I definitely see the connection - bird and dino.  
This is a Mallard Drake.  I loved the close-up capture in the photo that I used. 
The photo I used was taken by F.N. on Paint My Photo.
Those little white dots in MY photo are the wet paint shining in the light.

Day 10 - whoot - 20 to go!  I have to shake my head - really?  I have painted a finished painting every day?  I notice that I have traveled a little ways around the circle from where I used to be. 
I used to be 'just fine' with a 'painting a day' - but I stopped doing it, because at the end of the day, when I photographed it, I saw more that needed attention, I needed some tweaking the next day.   Since I am in this challenge, I am letting that go, but I see what I just mentioned with every ONE I am posting.  This is good practice - pressure - 
and not getting hung up on details.  I think that the biggest reward is to be able to PAINT with a purpose EVERY DAY!!
Overall, I know that I have grown in my art - 
in a short time. 

 I got out to the studio a little late today.
It has been raining all day - which is a good thing!  


Linda Nickles said...

I love this duck... and "Bear Shadow" also!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Linda!

Celia Blanco said...

Beautifully painted and lovely eyes.Mallards are always my favorite.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

'Call Me Mister' HANDSOME! This is another fantastic challenge painting, Pattie. I also enjoy what you wrote here, and agree whole-heartedly!