A drake gadwall pauses on a cypress knee to take a break (and probably preen) while a hen cruises by behind him.
Though the judging was on January 31st, the winning paintings for North Carolina's Waterfowl stamp competition were revealed last night. I am humbled and excited to say that my painting placed 4th (honorable mention) in this competition.
The photo I took of my painting isn't very good (the color balance is a little goofy)-- truth be told, it was quickly done so that I could get it mailed off to meet the deadline, but it gives you an idea of what it looks like.
15" x 20" (matted to 13" x 18" for the competition), Acrylic on Masonite.
Here's a link to the other paintings that placed in this competition: [link]
Thank you to my friends who lovingly kick my butt to help me get better at this!
A special thanks has to go out to my friend Hillary
, who not only helps me with reference for these ducks, but gave me a tour of some of their favorite places to go so that I may collect photos of my own.
And, thanks to everyone here that continually offers support.
You guys rock!This piece is for sale! For price and more information, visit here: [link]