Monday, March 30, 2015

The Duck Colorization Project

In a departure from rabbits, I've signed up to decorate a fiberglass duck for our community beautification fund-raising project. Our town, Greenville, New York, is doing ducks because our town park pond is know for its two white ducks! I was actually one of the people who suggested painting ducks. Other local towns have done cats (Catskill), dogs (Hudson), and Bears (Cairo).

The painted ducks will be on display all around town throughout the summer and will then be auctioned in the Fall. My duck will be on display in front of our inn because we are also a duck sponsor.

I'm planning to collage my duck with fabric to recreate a farm scene based on a local farm that I had previously made as an art quilt. I want to thank Laura Cater-Woods for providing me with detailed instructions on how to college a fiberglass animal with fabric. She has decorated 5 fiberglass horses!

Anyway, here is my duck. He has just gotten two coats of a mix of Golden GAC 200 and Gesso.

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I start to apply fabric next week.


Adina Marguerite said...

What a fun project! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Kim Marguerite said...

I start fabric collaging this week!