Sunday, February 13, 2011

North Carolina Gadwalls

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 of a gadwall drake and hen 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.

Cypress Gadwalls - 15" x 20" (matted to 13" x 18" for the competition), Acrylic

Here's a link to the other paintings that placed in this competition:

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 Esdaile, 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.

This piece is for sale in my web store.