Currently on the Easel

WIP - Helen ShidelerI am currently working on a few paintings.  Three are commissions and one is not.  The one that is not spoken for keeps luring me in.  The above painting started out as a poured watercolour.  Once I removed the countless layers of masking compound, I decided to go back in and enhance the ducks.  This is something I normally do with poured paintings.  Only this time I am really going back in. IMG_8009_new

The colours in the photo above are closer to the real deal - the first photo is overexposed but you get the idea.  This is painted from a series of photos I took last spring.  I really love the expression on the faces of these two ducks.  I started this last year and set it aside to work on Christmas commissions and then the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge this January.  As part of the challenge, I also painted these two duckies smaller and on Ampersand Claybord. I guess I am not finished with this subject yet.

Flirtin by Helen Shideler

"Flirtin" is available on my web site by clicking here