Tuesday, May 16, 2017
From One End to the Other and a Daring Rescue
This morning I went back to the pond. I was standing at one end of the pond looking toward the other end and painted this view, a 12x16 oil on panel. I may paint this view more than once, since it changes dramatically during the day.
After I finished this painting, I moved to another location to start another painting, but I became involved in a duckling rescue operation. I learned later that a duckling was born last night, and at mid-day I saw it running after three other ducks, and it promptly went into the pond while the three ducks went back to their duck house. The duckling tried to get out of the pond, while, in the meantime, the bullfrogs were signaling that lunch had arrived. Anyway, the duckling was eventually successfully removed from the pond and put back in the duck house with its careless mother, who is sitting on a pile of eggs. Hopefully the duckling will still be there tomorrow.