Wednesday, 16 February 2011

What's going on, I've hay-fever in February

Itchy eyes, mouth and nose, but in February? It's definitely hay-fever, I took an antihistamine and felt fine again, I only stopped taking them last year end of September, it makes you wonder what up.
I spent two hours on this today, but it not obvious, you have day like that. I'm taking a break for a bit as the schools are breaking up for half-term. When I come back to this, I think I will start on the ripples, I need to see how they work with the duck, I need to make sure I still retain a focal point.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

More rosy hues

It's been very frustrating that I've not had much time to really get stuck into this painting, but I'm determined not to cut corners on it. Today I made a start on her body, working out how her feathers work, and building up the gorgeous rosy glow from the sunset.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Sunset Mallard

Made a little start on my painting today. The duck has the most beautiful colours as it's bathed in the light of the setting sun. I want to capture the golden hues on the ducks plumage.