Monday, July 12, 2010

Like A Duck Out Of Water...


This is my most recent drawing, my little wooden duck. It's done with pastels, charcoal and Conté crayon.  I collect ducks. Yes, I do. I love ducks. I have a brass duck, two wooden ducks, a wooden goose and two brass geese. I love the way a wooden duck looks sitting on a bookcase, amongst the books. Ducks just seem to be so -- Canadian -- somehow. So this little duck is from my collection, and I decided to attempt a drawing of him. I was quite happy with how he turned out.

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

... Ogden Nash

This drawing thing is starting to become a habit. I just might have to give up my day job. :-)

18 comments:

Alissa said...

Wonderful duck drawing! Here in New Jersey we are somewhat overrun by Canada geese (go figure) which I'm assuming must have come from Canada at some point in time.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I LOVE it! You are wonderfully talented. The day job has to go.

I have always adored duck decoys, although I would never hunt any creature. They have become very expensive in antique stores, though, or I would have a collection of them.

Alicia said...

Well just don't give up blogging! It turned out very well.

jblack designs said...

I love your coffee pot and duck. Perhaps a still life is coming soon ... coffee pot, duck, and ... (the mystery of it all!).

Jennifer

The Panorama said...

Very nice drawing, Jo. I used to also draw a lot before. It is a good hobby. Keep drawing:-)

Country Girl said...

If you keep doing something, it will grow into a habit. Hope you keep it up!

Jennifer said...

You have a real flair. How did you first start drawing? (Thank you for stopping by my place - I had been gone for a while, and it's nice to know that I wasn't forgotten. I've lost a few followers.)

Wolynski said...

Wonderful drawing. When I visited Maryland, the shops were full of wooden duck decoys, some of them quite detailed - their purpose had to be explained to me.

Keep up the drawing - the results are worth it.

Whitney Lee said...

Love, love, love it! My dad has wooden ducks so this calls happy images to mind as well. The sketch is really good; thanks for sharing it with us:)

Marguerite said...

Great drawings, Jo! Both the duck and the coffee pot! You are so talented! Darn that inconvenient day job! :)

Amy said...

Oh Jo, I think I'm more fond of this one than the red tea kettle. Ducks are delightful creatures - I have one decoy that belonged to my father and it's one of my most treasured possessions. I sensed a calm and sureness in this drawing - have you thought about retiring per chance? I'm 63 and have been "retired" for 4 years, and, I have to say, I've been able to discover my creative self, at least somewhat due to my circumstance.

Cloudia said...

quack!








Aloha from Hawaii, friend :)

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Firefly said...

One of these days you will have so many drawings that you'll be sending all your regular readers a signed drawing which will become collectors items and be very valueble somewhere in the future. *wink*

Pauline said...

Love the duck!

kenju said...

You are making me want to start drawing again. I'd have to buy some supplies to get started. Maybe I'll surprise myself someday soon.

willow said...

Wonderful!

DJan said...

I looked at it and wondered what makes me know it's made of wood? But I did, right off. You are a very talented person, Jo, and I agree with Alicia: just don't give up blogging...

KrippledWarrior said...

It's been Real!
It's been fun!
It's been Really fun!