The painting "Pintail Pair" placed second in the recent 2008 Nevada Duck Stamp competition. This is both encouraging and frustrating knowing that the painting was so close to being selected. Open waterfowl stamp contests are filled with very talented artists and are extremely tough to win. I always look to learn from each competition so as to move forward with my artwork and I feel challenged to do even better in future art competitions. You can click here to view the Top 9 entries including the winning entry by James P. Edwards of Raleigh, North Carolina.