This is Day 3 of the 30 day Challenge initiated by artist, Leslie Saeta.
This Little Iron Duck is one of a pair that I inherited from my Father. This piece lives in my bookcase where he works hard at holding up books. Years ago, I displayed the pair together on the coffee table but one of the them is not quite balanced right. When anyone accidentally bumped the table the duck would tip over, do a nose dive and kerplunk, another dent in the coffee table. My husband hated them because they were always falling, but looking at them makes me laugh.
6 x 6 - oil on canvas panel
I started out toning my canvas with black which gave me a darker undertone in this piece. I used the same 2 books in my setup with the exception that I placed the black book on on top. This caused a problem and I felt the dark color was too dominating so I changed the color by adding a light blue alternating with a reddish purple.