Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bufflehead 5" x 7" acrylic


This handsome drake bufflehead is being lit up by a touch of sunlight. This species of duck is a member of the family of diving ducks. They can swim completely submersed underwater while they feed on various crustaceans, insects and small fish and they are more likely to be found on open water. In a painting like this, more time is spent on the water itself to create various waves and movements that the duck would create.
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1 comment:

Jennifer said...

oh, I love the little buffleheads, I lived in a home on the water at the Jersey Shore, where huge flocks of them over-winter. You never get tired of watching them!

thanks for sharing