Skip to product information

Into the Limelight

Into the Limelight

Original Oil Painting
Original Oil Painting
Regular price $6,500
Regular price Sale price $6,500
Original Oil Painting
Print Size:
24" x 30"

Usually ships within 24 hours | Free shipping on orders over $125

Usually ships within 24 hours
 | Free shipping on orders over $125

View full details


There are few things in hunting as rewarding as watching a well-trained lab work. I've never been the guy who poured into a duck dog to make them the best retriever they can possibly be, but I've always respected and admired those who do. Their dedication in the duck blind is second to none - except for the dog. 

In this oil painting I wanted to convey the dynamic energy of a black lab on a retrieve, bursting into the golden light of a cold, clear sunrise. The water was almost as important (an even harder to paint) than the lab itself in telling the story. I wanted to show that explosion that happens when a well trained duck dog bursts on the scene with a singular focus in mind. Every droplet helps to tell that story and guide the viewer through the composition. The mallard decoy is a subtle addition that helps to tell the story of the scene. 
Seal of Authenticity

Ryan Kirby Quality Guarantee

Ryan believes quality makes the difference between a generic print and a fine art print. Every Ryan Kirby piece uses professional-grade, archival quality materials to ensure your investment lasts a lifetime.


For You

The ryan kirby experience

When you purchase from Ryan Kirby, you get more than a piece to hang on your wall. You get the Ryan Kirby Experience, which starts when you place your order.

All orders are carefully packaged in our Boone, NC, studio. Our unframed prints come professionally rolled with protective tissue paper and plastic wrap to prevent bending and tearing. When your package hits your doorstep, you’ll know it’s from Ryan Kirby by the XX+ original wildlife sketches donning the shipping tube. Canvas prints can be purchased framed or unframed. Original oil paintings include quality framing chosen by Ryan and are custom crated to ensure safe transit.

Purchasing art should be an experience, and we ensure quality from the time you place your order to when you hang it in your home, office, cabin, or man cave.


#Wildly Original