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Still Waters by Earleywine Still Waters by Earleywine
I have been working on this little oil painting of a male wood duck at the same time as I have been doing some drawings – and I finally finished him last night.

Wood ducks are such colorful little guys – and quite shy and timid. I have been wanting to paint one for a long time, and that desire got a lot stronger when I moved here. I have been watching some of the pairs that winter over in the local pond for the last couple of years now. Although the males are so striking with their bright colors and markings – I actually love the subtle colors of the little females even more. So there is a painting with a pair of wood ducks coming up in the future.

I knew I was breaking some composition rules when I laid this painting out, so to compensate for having the duck so far to the right, I painted it on a 12 x 24 gallery wrap canvas. Thus avoiding having to have a frame enclosing the painting and interfering with the composition.
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Blackwolfoffireworks Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful painting! I love the shiny green feathers and the reflection of the duck in the water.
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Earleywine Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks !! :)
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:iconblackwolfoffireworks:
Blackwolfoffireworks Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! (:
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TeaPhotography Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, how beautiful! :clap:
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:iconearleywine:
Earleywine Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :) :)
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Dafepa Dec 1, 2012   Digital Artist
Love it. Excellent work!!!
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Earleywine Dec 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Dr-Aim Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
woh supah nice, good work !
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Earleywine Nov 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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garyjsmith Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's a great wood duck :)
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