Duck painting by portrait artis, in progress

“Ducks, painting in progress” – 24×36 – oil on canvas

I started this painting some time ago and then put aside. This is a painting of the ducks at Rattlesnake Ridge swimming in the reedy river, with some bare trees behind them.

I can’t tell if it’s a “false start” or not, mainly because I like the wild dark reflection in the water. It seems like it has potential, but also some basic issues. Any ideas?

1 thought on “Duck painting by portrait artis, in progress”

  1. Do you think the ducks get lost because of the very dark reflections in the water? They are a great shape element, to be sure. Perhaps if you punched up the presence of the ducks, to balance out the heavy left side? Otherwise I think it is lovely.


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