Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wigeon Study #3 - 4" x 4" acrylic

This is number three in the series of four paintings that will be framed together as a set. This pair of drake wigeon went through several redos to get the composition right. I originally wanted to have a hen wigeon in the painting, but she blended in too much - no matter if she was swimming or standing. The white crests of the drake wigeon helps them to stand out. The background of the painting is similar to the background that I used in a recent pintail daily painting of two drakes. This type of habitat is one of my favorite to paint because it gives the work such a natural feel.
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