"Off to Swimming Lessons" (above)Besides the usual subjects of chickens and cows, I added DUCKS to the lineup over the past 6 months. I spent time at a local farm painting these ducks plein air (which is a BIG challenge, since they never ever sit still). However, the plein air study was invaluable for appropriate color notes as I worked on some of these larger paintings.
The farmer also talked to me about how to identify the gender of these ducks. One way is the difference in Quacks....which I didn't catch on to. The other is the feathers. If a duck has a curled tailed feather, it is the male!
Enjoy these two paintings of this entertaining duck family.