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"Driftwood Drake" Original Oil Painting

"Driftwood Drake" Original Oil Painting

Original Oil Painting
Original Oil Painting
Regular price $5,800
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Print Size:
24" x 30"

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With the exception of a recent mallard painting, it's been a while since I've painted waterfowl. I decided to get back in the saddle with the drake wood duck taking flight. I reworked the composition a couple of times to get it right before sketching it on canvas, and I'm glad I did. The play of light and the composition of the logs in the water help to give structure to the painting as the drake explodes off the water and over the top of them.

Ultimately though, wood ducks are such an incredible species that all you have to do is paint them accurately and their natural aesthetic is going to make the painting. Plus they live in some of the coolest, most interesting habitat: moss-covered logs, secluded pools in hardwood creek bottoms, and tucked-away beaver ponds. All are interesting places to find and paint them.

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