Original artwork oil on canvas in progress
Teal wing ducks oil on canvas original art finished
Drum roll please, the teal wing ducks oil on canvas is finished! The original will be up for auction February 10th 2018 in Orlando Florida for the Ducks Unlimited Annual Fundraiser. Jerry with Ducks Unlimited (see link) is taking starting bids now if you would like to submit a bid: http://www.ducks.org/florida/events/45700/orlando-dinner
Starting the reed placement
Working on the male duck wing details
Working on the second wingtip and tail feathers
Starting tail feathers
Adding front highlights
Working on the female beak.
First coat of bright green with white and blue feather shape clean up.
Adding reed layers to the background.
Plan for painting goals.
Upper back details for dark and gold feathers. More details for the large blue feathers.
Upper back beginning details in gold and dark feathers.
Second coat on dark feathers to remove transparency and working on large blue feather.
Placement for upper back feathers with small details placed.
Beginning details and colors for chest feathers. Adding shine and reflection to eye.
Chest colors first layer.
Planning placement of chest feathers and darkening back feather placement.
Multi-coat of color on eye before adding shine.
Color blocking second front duck.
Color blocking back duck and background color addition.
Color blocking background multiple layers.
Color blocking background first pass.
Inking second duck after gesso.
Inking first duck after gesso.
Penciling in first ducks after gesso.
Gesso over flexible molding paste.