Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Courtship, oil on linen, 18"x24"

My latest painting, a pair of Wood Ducks. After a long winter I wanted to paint something with a the feel of Spring. I used a small plein air painting I did of a murky shoreline for the background inspiration. The drake and hen are courting for now but after the eggs hatch the drake will take off with the other "bachelors" and leave the hen to raise the ducklings alone all Summer. I used a limited pallet of Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow and Titanium White, with just a few touches of Transparent Oxide Red for the deeper shadow tones. Courtship, oil on linen, 18"x24" Contact Jason for availability at luke_tako@yahoo.com Pass this on to a friend! http://www.jasontako.com/

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