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7x10 inch acrylic painting.
Well this is what I entered to this years federal duck stamp contest. And I screwed up big time and I guess it costed me in the judging. First, the water is way to blue, I was going for something and it didn't come out right. Second, it is hard to see here, but I re-painted the background and it left bumps all over it from what was previously there. I told myself when it was time to ship it off that I totally screwed myself over for this one, and well what can you do... I didn't make it past the first round. I've got work to do and I know how to correct myself now and I guess I'm only going to get better if I keep plugging away. Learned a bunch here. I feel that I made easily preventable mistakes and I can only prevent them from previous experience so now I know.
But anyways, I am happy how the duck came out. It was a challenge to get the head right and the shadowing. I think I could have added more lighting to it, but I think it came out fairly well.
Thank you for looking, hope you enjoy.