Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Female Wood Duck Study, oil on panel, 6"x8"

This is a small study of a female Wood Duck that will be used for my next large studio painting. At first glance the hen looks like a drab brownish color, but on closer inspection she reveals beautiful greens, reds and blues which combine to create the brown color that keeps her hidden her while she incubates her eggs. Once again I used a limited palette of just Cadmium Yellow, Red and Ultramarine Blue with just a couple touches of Chromatic Black to get a deeper value in the shadow areas of the feathers. SOLD

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