Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Gadwalls

It's been a while in-between posts, but I've been working hard on a new piece.

Gadwalls - 13" x 18" Acrylic on board

This piece was my entry for North Carolina's duck stamp competition this year. It did not place, but I wasn't expecting to do overly well... this was my very first competition, and my first time painting ducks in acrylic. I had to bear in mind what the piece would look like reduced down to a very small stamp as I worked on it.

I have been wanting to get into the Duck Stamp "scene" for quite a while now, but have only recently been able to work up the courage (and finances) to do so. Going against this country's best waterfowl artists is very intimidating to me, but I am trying to overcome that since I do really love ducks and I hope someday to get to the point where my work is up to par with the competition. Maybe. :)