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Ducks on Lake Huron: Winter

It is fascinating to watch Lake Huron begin freezing in the winter. I happened to see some brave mallards swimming in the cold water between ice a few weeks ago, and decided to paint this scene.

Painting of mallard ducks swimming on a partially frozen Lake Huron
“Mallards on Lake Huron: Winter” oil 11 X 14 inches

This was done in oil over a base of acrylic, with a palette of ultramarine and cerulean blues, titanium white, burnt umber, yellow ochre and cadmium yellow medium.

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