Sunday, January 20, 2008

Rubber duck

rubber duck
1/19. Rubber duck, oil on linen panel, 4x4 in. SOLD

This duck is part of a Russ baby bath set that was given to Breagha a while back. I think it's one of the cutest duckies out there, but apart from being able to squirt water out the little mouth hole it functions poorly as a bath toy (being tall and top-heavy).

Old English word of the day:
snáw [snau]: snow.
Here are some shots of Breagha I took late this morning, taking advantage of some rare snowfall. It was already starting to melt by this time but there was still enough to have some fun with. [Every time she sees her duckie on the computer screen she points and goes "quack!" - or something between "kaaa" and "kaaaaack."]

Breagha on a snowy morning Breagha on a snowy morning
Breagha with a snowball


Jason Waskey said...

hah! We've been treading the same water...

Nice turning of the form on the duck's left (our right) side.

Connie Kleinjans said...

Wow, this is wonderful. I just put a rubber ducky in a still life, but yours is much more evocative. Cute kid, too. :)

Dan P. Carr said...

Thank you both,
I think I got lucky with this one, not fighting with the yellows too much and getting close enough with the drawing. Definitely got lucky with a cute kid too.