"Portrait of a Mallard" is a clayboard piece that is 5" x 5", and it took approximately 10 hours to complete. This technique involves scratching and painting, in multiple layers, to achieve the hair-like result. The original will be for sale at the RFA Fall Show in Regina, SK, and if it doesn't sell, it will be available for sale on my website at BigCatArt.com.
The reference photo for this painting was taken by the artist at Wascana Lake in Regina, SK. This mallard was more than ready to pose - and his colors were amazing!
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