I have been experimenting with doing paintings with a very limited palette (ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber and titanium white). This is a mallard in the marsh near misery bay, during the fall when the grasses turn beautiful colors.
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Ducks on Lake Huron: Winter
It is fascinating to watch Lake Huron begin freezing in the winter. I happened to see some brave mallards swimming in the cold water between ice a few weeks ago, and decided to paint this scene. This was done in oil over a base of acrylic, with a palette of ultramarine and cerulean blues, titaniumContinue reading “Ducks on Lake Huron: Winter”
Birds of Michigan: Mallard Ducks
I’m back to painting my first love, birds. Here is a pair of mallards. I loved working on the detail for the female. The background has some glare; I’ll upload the scan of this painting once I get a chance to. Palette used: water: ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, titanium white, burnt sienna inContinue reading “Birds of Michigan: Mallard Ducks”