Dozing Duck


I saw lots of these on my morning bike ride, beak tucked under wing, around the lake. I rang my bell & one squawked at me for waking him up. Lovely work.

What a lovely, little, chap Katy. Love the greens in the water, the wetness on the steps and the effect of softness you have achieved on the feathers. Beautiful.

This is great!! Love the wet decking.

This is really good!

Excellent Katy, I don’t know how you achieve such a great effect with pastel.

Great stuff Katy, I agree about the decking.....looks slippery. Lovely work on the feathers and especially like his feet.

Thank you for all the positive comments😊

Lovely feathers in this Katy, giving him good texture. Such a good composition too. Love it!

A charming piece, loads of character in that stance!

Thank you Carole, Jennifer and Seok, I’m really chuffed with all the response to my duck. Haven’t used pastels for a while but I think it is probably my favourite medium.

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Pastel on terracotta Ingres pastel paper. From a photo taken last year. Harder than I first thought, didn’t want too much detail but so many different colours and direction in the feathers I had trouble stopping and then the tooth filled up!

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Katy Dean

I am an amateur artist. I started drawing in 1993 when my husband bought me a £2.50 book on how to draw. I had just lost my horse after 24 years and needed a distraction. I was earning my living, believe it or not, pressing flowers and selling my work at craft shows. In time I introduced a little…

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