Monday, June 29, 2009

Riverside Retreat 16" x 20" acrylic $3200

A mixed flock of mallards and wood ducks mingle in this backwater hideaway. Snowmelt has caused the Deschutes River to overflow it's banks creating a wonderful pocket of habitat that provides a new food source for these ducks.

This painting is an older one that I have just finished reworking. The colors in the heads of the ducks have been enhanced, especially in the two wood ducks. Some new habitat was also added in the lower left hand corner of the painting to help fill what I felt was an unnecessary void and the background water at the top of the painting was lightened to create more depth.
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