Monday, September 12, 2011

All my ducks in a row.

I have finally finished the oil painting that I started back in July.
Again I have taken pictures of it as I have gone along.
This was the first stage where I put in the sky, mountains and grassland.


Next came the water which took several weeks of gradually building up the colour and letting each coat dry throughily in between. Then the rocks and reeds.


And finally my ducks in a row! I'm quite pleased with the result as this is only my fourth oil painting.





And this is the magazine picture that I took the drawing from.


Have started the next one already. I will leave you to guess as to the subject matter from the Title I have given it.
'Whose a pretty boy' ?

Linking up today to
1st Uniquegifts. Handmade Monday.

20 comments:

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow how beautiful this looks!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

It is lovely - well done

Jill

Michele Pacey said...

It looks great Mrs A! Pretty neat to see the original inspiration too!

Faye said...

A.Mazing!

The next one is monkey. Derr! xxx

Ali said...

Well dones, that looks great - not at all like the flying ducks Hilda Ogden had!!

cj - Curious Cat Creative said...

Lovely to see it building in stages, really nicely done :)

Rita said...

Oh I love your painting, I pait too when I am not sculpting. I cant get along with oil because of the fumes, so stick to acrylic or water colour. The acrylic dries so quickly though grrr!
I am following you now xxx

Sandra said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww amazing:) Sandra H

Jo in TAS said...

OOhh that is gorgeous! What a talent you are!

Di said...

Totally stunning! You sure have talent - next one? A Parrot? Pretty Polly and all that? Di xx

The Godparent said...

The painting is very good Mrs A, you have a real talent. The next one ...... The Doc ???????????????

Catherine said...

OMG ! This is absolutely stunning ! You are such a talented Lady ! I love your painting ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Little Harriet said...

Wow that is brilliant, you must be so patient to wait weeks building up the colour. Looking forward to seeing your next project.

LH
x

The Doc said...

The Godparent must have telepathic powers.... because I was about to guess that the next painting must be a portrait of me with a clue like that !

Sherry Edwards said...

Phew, that's a relief I had an image of Hilda Ogden singing in front of her Muriel for a moment! You're a natural, your painting is fantastic.

If your next one is of The Doc, let's hope he can hold his pose between drying stages - I said pose!! lol xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Darling Mrs. A. - to have your wonderful talent would be amazing....you're such an amazing woman with the things you can do. Who knew that would be a mallard - it's stunning your painting. I've always wanted to paint and took a class...know my talent hasn't a monkey's tail of painting in it...heehee. I love your stories and love monkey with his painter's cap. Now...to keep that kitty from p*ss*ng on your lawn....HAHAHA

Margreet said...

I'm speachless.......what a talented woman you are!!!!.....I guess the next painting will be Sweet Cheeks??????
xxx Margreet

Polly Polkadot said...

What patience and vision to see where you were going weeks in advance!

Caroline Nash said...

That is fantastic, well done and love the mount board you used.

Lesley Kollinsky said...

Goodness me, Mrs. A. I was just having a rummage through your blog and I am amazed at how versatile you are! Love this oil painting. clever clever you! Hugs, Lesley