18" x 36" Acrylic on panel/board.
This is a piece I finished last year, but delayed in sharing as I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to make any changes or not. I finally varnished it and called it done! This one gave me fits to paint, as my work space is a relatively small table with a table easel. I often look at my work in a mirror to better "see" any problems that I become blind to as I work for long hours, and often paint upside-down for the same reasons. Flipping and moving the painting around caused some creative curses and laughs as I put dents in the drywall and ceiling tiles just trying to juggle it. I learned a lot and had fun painting this, but I'm glad it is off the easel!
I'm really impressed not only by the goldeneyes that are wonderfully realistic but also by the water, the far-off spruce forest and the plains of hay, they look so fantastic.
Excellent job, fellow deviant! This deviation is totally 'd!