A couple of weeks ago I photographed a fine Mallard drake swimming in the Basingstoke Canal, just near where I live.
One of my blogging friends, Egretta Wells of Florida, USA, whose blog is http://egrettawells.blogspot.com/ saw the photo on my blog and asked me for permission to recreate it as a painting in her own very distinctive style. Of course I agreed, and she has now completed her painting -- a 10" x 8" acrylic on stretched canvas.She called it "Majestic Mallard".
I think you will agree that she has captured very accurately the essence of my photo and of the beautiful bird. I love the way she has reproduced the swirls in the water. If you like this picture, you should visit her blog and take a look at some of Egretta's other work. She is a very prolific artist and creates a new painting every couple of days I think!
Egretta also has another blog http://tengablescottage.blogspot.com/ in which she writes about food and craft. Go have a look!