Sunday, July 11, 2010

Grandma's duck - SOLD

There is a lot of sentiment behind this little duck. A client asked if I would paint this porcelain duck that had belonged to her Grandmother. She loved it as a child and in time it was passed down to her. It's used as a doorstop and it has had a lot of love over the years. She now has her own granddaughter who has developed a special place in her heart for this little guy. It has seen better days, and M. thought it would be really nice to have a painting of it to preserve its memory. I had so much fun painting it, I did two : ) I'll post the second tomorrow.
6" x 6" / oil on panel

13 comments:

Denise Scaramai said...

I loved this painting! beautiful!
more knowing the sentimental value!
kisses :D

Taylor said...

This is great! I have some little duck around my house too, they remind me of home. Good job painting it head on...a difficult thing to do!

Shelly Sargent said...

My grandma had a ceramic cat that got used as a door stop. Same sort of emotional attachment to it... she's here somewhere, I should hunt her out. Er... the cat, I mean, not Grandma. ;)

Mary Anne Cary said...

Really sweet Kim, and well done! Nice straight on perspective.

Gwen Bell said...

You've done such a great job on this! I can almost feel that hard ceramic surface. The reflection of the base on the body is just terrific!

AK said...

Very charming.

Dana Cooper said...

I love it...sweet story too!

martinealison said...

Votre plaisir transpire sur votre toile.

Kim Blair said...

I love the bits of shine on the pottery glaze. What a wonderful keep sake. Glad to hear you did two!
Kim

Caroline Bray Art said...

My father has a similar duck that my sister and I bought for him...so this painting even stirs sentiments in my own heart. It's beautifully executed, Kim...very well done.

Becky Joy said...

What a great job painting this. You can see the shine on the duck and a great story to go with it.

Kerri Settle said...

Adorable! I like the angle you chose, and his quizzical look.

Kim said...

Thank you! It does get you thinking about your treasures tucked away doesn't it... : )