Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ducks on a pond...

Using a photo from the reference library at Wet Canvas, I painted these little guys.  Their website is free and has great copyright free photos to use in your art.



I find a picture I like, download it and pull it up on my computer screen to refer to as I paint.


 With the vision problems that I have, this method works quite well for me...better than a photo, because I can zoom in and out as required.

Sorry for the short post, but tonight is the premier show of Survivor and the finale of Big Brother 12. I'm a fan of several reality shows and even auditioned for Big Brother 6.  They had me so convinced that I would be picked that I got anxious and changed my mind.  I had even arranged for time off from work just in case, but when I got down to the last 200 applicants, I bailed and backed out.  Fortunately, I hadn't signed a bunch of waivers at that point.  Anyway, I'm glad that I at least tried out.

Have you or anyone you know ever auditioned or been on a television show?  I'm just wondering.

That's it for today.  When you have time, hop over to my other blog to see what else I'm doing.

9 comments:

Parsley said...

Truly beautiful!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Cool about auditioning for Survivor! I just never go into it but many of my friends are big fans. The painting is pretty...looks good. I'll have to check out that website.

Nezzy said...

I'd say your method works excellent girl 'cause I thought it was a photo at first glance. Your detail is just amazing!

God bless ya and have a restful evening sweetie!!!

Peri said...

Ducks! How much fun is that?? Love the ducks, kiddo! Great water, great reflections and wonderful color work. Pleased as punch, that's me! Makes me happy just looking at it. I can even hear them!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I LOVE THOSE DUCKS!!! Beautiful job Susan! ♥
Last time I was on television, I was being interviewed by a local reporter after being stuck in Mexico for a week after Hurricane Gilbert hit.
~Peanut

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I LOVE your painting of the ducks. That light on the water is amazing. Really awesome job, Susan!

CHERI said...

Thanks for the website. Your painting (once again) is wonderful. Thanks for your comment on my blog about GOUT! Some others have told me it is often related to diet. Seems different people have different trigger foods. Sure hope I never have it again but guess I'd better watch to see if a particular food bothers mine! I love to eat!!!!

CHERI said...

Oh...I forgot! Can't believe you almost got on TV...I would never want to even try for a reality show. I don't watch Survivor or Big Brother but do love So You Think You Can Dance & American Idol! Definitely no talent to try out for either of those!!!

Kristen said...

Thanks for sharing your technique!
Kristen
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