Sunday, July 17, 2011

hawk stamp artist

I had just completed showing my work at the annual Pacific Flyway Association's Classic Wildlife Art Festival this weekend.  I was surrounded by really big name duck stamp artists, the likes of Robert Steiner, Sherrie Russell Meline, and Steele Roberts-Ross.  I don't strive to reach their caliber since their work is purely amazing and takes a lot of patience and great attention to detail.  I've tried doing the "duck stamp" quality painting but it always just comes out muddy and I never finish them.  At least I know what I will never be: a duck stamp artist.  Here is one of a non-waterfowl, a favorite of mine.  This one's titled "Rufous", gouache 11"x14".

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