Saturday, 16 April 2011

Richmond Park Mallard from Alison in London

I received a wonderful card from Alison, knowing I love colors she painted me this lovely mallard duck. We used to have mallard ducks when I was growing up and Alison captured the colors perfectly. Getting these guys to pose for a painting is a bit tricky. Thanks Alison, I absolutely love my newest card for my collection. I am thinking of making a quilt out of all of the wonderful artwork from around the world by transfering each piece onto fabric!

12 comments:

vivien said...

what a charmer - beautifully simply stated without any overworking at all

and what a fantastic idea a quilt is

Charlene Brown said...

What a delightful painting! Hope it's this lovely and bright in London in a couple of weeks when we all get up at 2am to watch The Wedding on TV.

Bridget Hunter said...

A lovely fresh watercolour - and such lovely colours in the wing feathers. I think the reflections are just right too.

Robyn said...

Beautiful, confident use of watercolour, Alison. I love it. Ducks are among my favourite things. I'm really going to have to stop eating them.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

the cutest duck Alison...I hope to have some of them here at Coin Perdu...one day...when my duck pond comes around! They can actually become very tame...beautiful capture!
Ronelle

Albrecht Rissler said...

A very fresh spontaneous watercolor. Great!

Liz Steel said...

this is really beautiful!! I am really loving all your watercolour postcards!

Alison Staite said...

Thanks all for the comments. :o) We don't have many colourful birds in the UK, the male mallard is one of the exceptions. I love them.

Alison Staite said...

Ronelle - You'd best not ever invite Robyn to stay, otherwise all your ducks will end up on her dinner plate! :o)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Wonderful mallard Alison - I especially love the way you've managed to capture the transparency of the water so we can see his little fat tum and little legs paddling away underneath!

Pat said...

So fresh and clean, a lovely painting. I have waited to open this up on a big computer screen and I was not disappointed. This little treasure is terrific.

Felicity said...

I love the colours Alison, and what a great subject for a postcard!

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