Early Spring in the Duck Pond

Early Spring in the Duck Pond Sometimes the hardest part of the painting process is titling the work.  I have been on a bit of a run this year with painting mallards.  Often, I know the title before I start the sketch. Not this time.  The reference photos were taken in the early spring…..just sayin’

This is an 10 x 8” fluid acrylic on ClayBord.  Yes, I am still painting on this slick surface.  Originally I found it to be rather unforgiving – but know I understand more of the characteristics and am able to work with it.  I like it! There is no quick with this stuff – it takes several many many many thin washes to build up the colour.  I had to resist just going in with thick paint.  Would defeat the purpose of the slippery panel.