Ironically, just after I had to ship the painting away I had the opportunity to study some live pintails and found a new understanding of their anatomy (I had only had the chance to study mallards and spoonies before). So, I see a lot of things that I would now do differently... but it is what it is for the time that I painted it! I feel that I am learning a lot every step of the way, which is very exciting to me.
It placed 12th out of 43 entries.
"Chilly Morning - Northern Pintails", 13" x 18", Acrylic on illustration board.