Friday, August 20, 2010
Cinnamon Teal 4" x 4" acrylic $225
Cinnamon teal migrate very early in the fall out of Oregon and start returning in April. Because they are such early migrants and travel all the way to Central America and Mexico, I rarely get a chance to see them when the majority of waterfowl are present. They are beautiful ducks and stand out like a gem when they are seen in wetlands. This male was seen on an overcast day and his plumage still seemed to pop, which is what I wanted to depict when I painted this scene.