Ducks at Eyeworth Pond in the New Forest

Ducks at Eyeworth Pond in the New Forest

Smashing painting Michael, love the sky reflection and the wakes of the swimming ducks, lovely job.

Lovely painting Michael, uplifting!

Yes I can see why you were compelled to capture this scene Michael, beautiful reflections of the sky and the contrast of the ducks against it are just lovely.

Thank you everyone. I took a deep breath before starting this one. Although it looks a simple painting, I knew that the wakes made by the ducks could prove tricky to portray but I think I just about got away with it.

Beautiful painting, I love the way you have captured the scene with the ducks on the cloud reflections, beautifully painted Michael

This is excellent, Michael. It really stood out in the gallery. You've done a super job, not just with the reflection of the sky but also in capturing the movement of the swimming ducks. A splendid piece!

Seok - thank you! There does not appear to be much to it but I found it tricky particularly with the reflections .....always a temptation to fiddle too much and ruin the whole thing!

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On a peach of a day recently, my wife and I came across these ducks happily swimming on the pond. The reflections from the sky were wonderful and I felt compelled to record the scene by painting this. Not my usual subject but I felt I couldn't duck the issue.......

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Michael Trask

Hello. I am a retired Chartered Building Surveyor who took up watercolours at the age of 66 fifteen years ago. It is never too late! Whilst I could always draw and understood perspective ( my training helped that) I had never painted other than a few sketches for clients as an articled pupil 60…

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