Plein Air: Ducks at Faulkner Park


While I’m up visiting friends in Tyler, I had a chance to get outdoors and paint. This area is at the pond in Faulkner Park (South Tyler). The ducks there are perfect photo posers, sleeping when I’m 5 feet away. After some reference pics, I found some reeds near the shoreline with a great backdrop of pines. Sure enough, the duck didn’t have enough of the photo ops and paddled by. For those of you who also paint outdoors reading this, here’s a great technical tip. It started out overcast and the regular acrylics worked fine. Once the sun came out, I switched to Golden Open acrylics, which stay “wet” longer. It worked perfectly drying normally on the canvas, but staying workable on the pallet.



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