The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Suicidal Duck...

Here it is... My latest Martini Painting!

'Bottoms Up!'

8" x 8" Oil on Gesso Panel


Meanwhile I have also been busy painting for the Naked Challenge, however it hasn't gone quite so smoothly this month! Following a productive and successful February, March has decided to put a spanner in the works!

Week 1 was a success - I was delighted with my Seagulls!
However, on week 2, I created a MONSTER!!! There was no way it was ever going to see the light of day. Then on week 3, I painted a Rubber Duck, surrounded by bubbles, which was quite nice, I thought. 

Clearly though, the duck did NOT think much of its self, because when I went back in the studio the following morning, I realised that it had literally killed its self! 
Yup! It had thrown its self from the drying shelf, hit the oil heater on the way down and landed face down on a cable - all while still wet! No amount of rescue attempts would get rid of the scuff marks and sadly I hadn't even taken a photo either! 
So, all in all, not a good march at all so far!!

So, this weekend I have promised myself a masterpiece! Not necessarily just for the challenge, but something that I wanted to paint anyway, but will work for the challenge too I hope. I am seriously upping my game too, I'm going large! So watch this space!

Anyway - before I go, have you ever had a suicidal painting before? 
Do share your story!!





18 comments:

  1. Sorry about your suicidal duck, Sandra! Funny way of looking at it!! No, i have never had a painting do itself in, but I have certainly "killed" a few along the way ... :)
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Haha, oh I've done that too! One of my other arty friends also said she had murdered a few... made me chuckle! ;0)

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  2. Here's one more to the martinis.. Stupendous..

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    1. Thanks so much Prabal! This is the last Cocktail for now... I have another glassy subject in mind :0)

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  3. Beautiful painting, Sandra! As Kathryn said, I've killed a few too, but never one that did it itself. :)

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    1. Lol, Yes well it's a first for me too! And hopefully the last! ;0)

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  4. Oh poor duckie. Your painting is beautiful and good to see you are going large. Is it large, large or just large?

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    1. Well, it's the largest canvas I currently have, which I think is something like an 18" x 22", so not really that large at all, but a lot larger than I've done since completing my bear series! I can hardly wait to start! :0)

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  5. I've never had a suicidal one either, but I've killed more than my fair share. Mind you, I plead manslaughter .... I don't intend to kill them off, I just can't help it. Love the cocktail!!

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    1. Thanks John! Lol, It seems we are all murderers on here John!! I am hoping that this weekends effort will be a success... The odds have to be on my side now! ;0)

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  6. Definitely a Masterpiece Sandra! Your work with glass has always been fantastic!!!
    But a very sad visual on your duck..lol

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    1. Yes, poor Duckie... Never mind, one day I might even paint him again :0)
      And thank you! :0)

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  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    Tu es vraiment incroyablement talentueuse avec tes cocktails !! J'adore !...
    Je suis désolée que tu aies souffert avec une peinture... Cela m'arrive aussi tu sais !
    J'ai le souvenir avec une en particulier, nommée "Les pierres dorées". Je l'ai toujours dans le coin de mon atelier. Je pensais pouvoir la récupérer. J'avoue n'avoir pas encore essayé...
    Peut-être devrais-je plutôt repeindre par-dessus !?... La toile et le châssis sont d'une très grande qualité et ce serait le meilleur sauvetage que je puisse lui réserver !
    Mais dans le négatif il y a aussi du positif, n'est-ce pas ? Cela nous permet de rebondir parfois...
    Je suis certaine qu'avec l'arrivée de Demoiselle Printemps aujourd'hui, tout va être sublime !
    J'ai hâte de pouvoir admirer la toile de ta prochaine aventure.
    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

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    1. Merci vous tellement Martine! Ce est frustrant quand les choses ne fonctionnent pas, mais comme vous le dites, sans les bas nous ne pouvons pas apprécier les sommets ... Et peut-être vous devriez essayer de sauver votre peinture parce qu'il sonne comme il est bien la peine d'essayer! Sinon, ce serait une honte à la taille du cadre et la toile alors peut-être créer une nouvelle peinture sur le dessus ... Quoi qu'il en soit, je ai du mal à croire que vous ne pourriez jamais vous tromper avec une peinture! Votre travail semble se écouler sans effort et pourtant il est toujours belle! : 0)

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  8. So sad about the death of your rubber duckie but I know you will paint him again - and probably better than the first time! Love the martini - I know I would definitely enjoy eating those olives! I once had a painting fall face down into the gravel when I was leaving a workshop. It was terrible to begin with and the gravel served to add a little interest!

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    1. Ooh... sounds like a happy accident then? There was no room for black scuffs in the bath I'm afraid! Never mind... Like you said, I'll do better next time :0)

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  9. Well I just saw this IN LIFE the other day and it is fabulous! The screen doesn't do it justice : ) What a pleasure to see your work in the flesh. You're a gorgeous painter Sandra!!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim!
      It took so long to get there, I began to wonder if it would arrive in one piece - Turns out customs got there hands on it! Anyway, I am relieved that you both like it. That's the problem with selling online... It's really hard to show something as it really is on a computer screen! I am really glad it didn't disappoint :0)

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