Watercolor paintings of California's birds and wildlife by René C. Reyes.
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".