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Its been a while since I have had the time to sit down and write an article about wildlife art and I apologize to my loyal readers for that. We have been so busy trying to earn money so that … Continue reading
The big advantage that David Maass has when painting wildlife is his ability to paint a world as seen through the eyes of a hunter. He is a master of both design and observation of the natural world. When viewing one of his paintings, it’s obvious that he has been to the scene portrayed in the image. Continue reading
This print is a limited edition, offset lithograph waterfowl print featuring a pair of mallard ducks lifting from the waters of an old secluded grist mill pond. The pond in this scene is located near where I grew up in south Georgia. The old grist mill burned down several years ago, but the mill pond is still there.
I first started this painting back on December 18, 2010 as an experiment in just painting for the fun of it, and talked about that process in Painting for Fun. When I started the painting, I did not use my normal method of planning for the painting. I just set up a canvas, mixed some colors, and went to work.
As a wildlife artist, it is very important to be able to draw images correctly. If I’m trying to draw ducks, if they don’t look like they are supposed to, the duck enthusiasts out there will be very critical of my work and will not appreciate what I’m trying to portray.
In today’s post, I’m going to discuss the steps I take to paint a mallard drake’s head in a waterfowl painting. Continue reading
In the numerous forums I visit, I’ve seen several questions come up about painting the background in an acrylic painting so I decided to create this post about the subject.