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Cypress Gadwalls by Nambroth Cypress Gadwalls by Nambroth
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 :iconrah-bop:, 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]
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:iconatulpandya:
amazing detailing love this job.
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:iconmhairya:
mhairya Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beyond traditional art, I have never seen water drawn so realistically
congratulations from the heart!
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:iconiloveart323232:
I thought this was a photo, it's so insane, I love it. What talent you have.
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wow!
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:iconblaze-5:
Blaze-5 Dec 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WHOA!Your so damn good painting realistic birds! I-I don't know what else to say...THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!:iconiheartitplz:
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Artworkbymw Nov 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
OMG! You're a genius!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! :D
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice !!!!!
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:iconamyran:
You are so good at painting ! I LOVE THE WATER TO ! <3 :D
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