Thursday, February 4, 2010

Late Season Waterfowl

The end of the waterfow season brought many opportunities to hunt and gather reference material for future paintings. Hunts included a local pond north of town that I have already painted several times, a diving duck hunt, a hunt on some open sheet water, and a trip to Sauvie Island. All are completely different types of habitat and attract different species of waterfowl. Here are a few highlights and many paintings will follow over the next weeks, months and even years...

A nice flock of northern pintail

Hundreds of greater scaup out on the Columbia R.