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Acrylic painting - 13x18"
Green-winged Teal..............time? 20 hours?

Here was my entry for the 2011 Colorado duck stamp contest. I placed 6th overall which was a slight dissapointment to me. I thought it came out very well, just not what they were looking for I guess. :)

Hope you enjoy it! I put in a lot of hard work into it, and in the end it came down to me having to rush it so I could make the deadline. Probably my most favorite that I have done so far, and I just started my federal duck stamp contest today so LOOK OUT competitors!!! :)
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WendyMitchell Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcrazy-4-animals: Congratulations! This work has been included in our latest Friday Feature!
IDontKnowAboutToday Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
The green is so vibrant! I love it. :)
satishverma Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
alomhordozo57 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
LisaMarie123 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
WOW. seriously!
shirls-art Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
wow stunning and the waters fatastic
skeegoedhart Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
EmilyLaforce Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BADFREAKINASS. The detail in this is so good, it is making me twitch. lol
EeyoresDarkSide Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
featured in my journal x]
sugartwins Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
The detail in this painting is Amazing. I can tell you put a lot of work into this painting.
Wish you luck in the Contest.
Honeyjar10 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lentekriebel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful painting!
GlacierDragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a photo o.O
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
My life. This is honestly one of the best duck paintings I've seen, even more impressive is the fact that it is done traditionally. A lot of people could create something very realistic on the computer, given enough time, but pulling something this lifelike off with traditional (acrylic?) paint requires a hell a lot of experience and serious skill.

Only one little critique if I may: someone else also told it, though I personally would have left the trees out. Currently, they only distract the viewer because they are abstract and brightly coloured. Besides, it also raises slight questions with me: trees growing in between the reeds?

Other than that, beyond awesomeness to say the least! C:
AletheiaLi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow such a great work, or great - awesome is the word! :)
carnival Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
simply stuning work on the feather-details! o_o; i am amazed by your skill, and more-over, your patience! ^^-;
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap this is amazing. I thought it was rendered in Zbrush or Maya or something at first. Truly spectacular work!
Sexy-Cowboy-Predator Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is waaaaay better then the winning entry in my opinion (which the CWHF has STILL not sent me my stamp and its been over a month!). Yours looks look far more natural then three ducks all in a row. Very nice job, and congratulations on 6th place, thats not a bad achievment.
eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ha, ya that's what I thought. was a good painting, but horrible composition. whatever I guess! :) thanks!
Margieart0421 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
At first I thought it was a photo so I took a closer look and thought again it must be a photo, but those lines and detail are so carefully done. You must really love painting because this shows it!
Photopathica Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   General Artist
amazing :wow:
the detail is stunning
FenrisMau Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so amazing...
BelleMeansBeautiful Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Those details are simply amazing
ArtForTheEye Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is stunning! i love it! :)
Imthenats Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite stunning. :D
CharmyRaven Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautifully detailed!
Zindy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Simply amazing.
insanecatlady Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful colours stunning detail especially in the feathers
Inkeriart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow you are talented! They are perfect!
SnowWildgoose Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is absolutely stunning!
coolourart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
wow, looks so real
rinaswan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This piece has been chosen for :icontraditional-artists: BEST OF WEEKLY FEATURE!! It is currently featured in this week's journal. [link]
F1nland Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Styunning artwork! :wow:
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011   Photographer
wow, incredible detail! Thought it was a photograph! :o
dutchway Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
BEAUTIFUL, i love this one.
Bela1334 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
That's very pretty! I really like the colors you used for the ducks. The water looks great too.
Liennepien Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
flysch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... Congratulations for your patience in painting the wavy feathers of the male's abdomen! :)
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely iridescence!
Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail on those feathers is outstanding. A beautiful piece of work. :hug:
Panalicious6 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hey you should be proud of yourself for creating such a beautiful piece like this, I know I'd be. :D Amazing details and great job on the reflections !
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Exquisite detail in the birds and water, as usual! Your abilities with reflected light are beautiful and quite inspiring.

For a small critique, I would like to see more detail in the background trees. They stand out to me more than I would like, for me personally, because they seem a little whimsical compared to the rest of the painting.
eidolic Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yup I know ... The biggest concern I have when creating these stamp entries is how to make it simple enough without sacrificing what I want to include. So I guess what I tried to do was go easy on small detail like that without having to say not put any trees in. So I dunno, I tried to create something stamp friendly, and I am not sure if I over did it. Thanks!!!
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is quite true, the need to sacrifice details to make it translate well in stamp size. I didn't really think about that when I viewed it before - even though I knew it was for the Duck Stamp competition. As far as "stamp friendly" I for one think you got most of it very well. Duck poses, setting, lighting, detail, recognizability. I've never been quite sure what the judges look for in their final stamp choices, but I would guess that near the end of the judging their judging becomes very nit-picky.
fetherhd Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love the impact of the bright green. Lovely work
dragonhope Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
your ducks always amaze me! This one is simply gorgeous!
eidolic Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
Tazmaniac13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning mate!!!
RockBarnes Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Painted?? in only 20 hours? :faint:
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