Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ducks on Mauve

Ducks on Mauve 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel $95.
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Today I re-discovered for the 50th time: Blocking in colors/values before attempting to paint details is a GOOD THING. Not only do you HALVE your paint time, it's easier to see THE BIG PICTURE before you get out of joint because details aren't going so great. Oh and I do so get out of joint! Doh!


  1. hi diane!
    oh i love your ducks! how playful and fun! the spirit of the joy of toys really pops out to me!
    m & e

  2. So refreshing to read REAL artists have *DOH* moments too. I only wish I had moments instead of hours and days of it.

  3. Diane, Yes, I have to constantly remind myself of this. If if don't I get in trouble. I love your ducks. They have such cute personalities and make me laugh!


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