Saturday, August 28, 2010

Greenwing Teal 5" x 5" acrylic $245

A drake greenwing teal rests on a shallow marsh. Shallow freshwtaer is a favorite habitat for this duck and often times they can congregate in the hundreds on such an area. I was inspired to paint this duck (one of my favorites) because of the semi-alert attitude he has. In scenes like this I strategically place the marsh grasses to create depth in the painting. Greenwing teal are the smallest of the North American ducks and fantastic fliers! They dart through the air like little jets.
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