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Atlantic Brant by Nambroth Atlantic Brant by Nambroth
My submission for this year's Federal Duck stamp contest!

A pair of Atlantic Brant.

I actually painted this a few months ago, but couldn't share it until now.

An explanation into why I painted this the way I did:

When I was in CT this spring, there was a magical event. Magical to me, anyhow! My husband, his brother, mom and I visited the shore on a compound tide (sun and moon pulling the tide) so the tide was out much lower than even a 'normal' low tide. This exposed rocks that normally stay underwater and they were covered with beautiful Irish Moss (algae) that was sort of glowing yellowish orange in the light. A brant climbed up on one of the rocks while its buddies surfed around it, feeding. It was such a cool scene that I experienced with family and I knew I wanted to paint it, even if it didn't stand a good chance of winning. Which I know is sort of silly, but I had to try!

Acrylic on board, 9" x 12"
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satishverma 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely great work.
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ForestDwellerHouses Mar 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This would make a beautiful state or federal duck stamp!
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Nambroth Mar 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I tried for the Federal with it last year, but it wasn't up to par (my fault!). I will try again this year with a new painting. :)
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ForestDwellerHouses Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
If at all possible would you please let me know how it all turns out, You have the talent to create a beautiful stamp, I have been collection both state and federal stamps for 20 years and I would be honored to have one of your beautiful stamps in my collection, thank you for your time. John
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Nambroth Mar 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
John, what an honor for you to say that! I will do my best, but I would be surprised to make it past some of the big names! They sure can paint a duck! I will let you know. :) The closest I have come so far is 4th place in North Carolina, and second place in Oregon for their conservation stamp.
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ForestDwellerHouses Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fourth and second place is fantastic due to the amount of competition you are up against, I have faith you will win!
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Nambroth Mar 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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ForestDwellerHouses Mar 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your so very welcome!
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Jupifang Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can almost touch the left one. You can paint real softness.
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aapko dekhkar dekhta reh gaya
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