|North Carolina Duck Stamp 2000
Image Size: 13 x 18 in.
Acrylic on Board
|On the shore of Currituck Sound stands the famous Whalehead Club that was
built as a duck camp in the early part of the twentieth century. The elegant
structure was built by a lady from the North East who was not permitted to join
the male dominated duck camps on the sound, so she decided to beat them at their
own game. Close by is the Currituck lighthouse which has stood as guardian of
the waters for over 100 years.
Currituck Sound was once the premiere waterfowl hunting spot of the East, but
as many other places, now it is suffering for lack of birds due to the
encroachment of man and habitat destruction. When I was on the Sound doing
research for this painting, I saw many duck blinds, but few birds.
|Ron Louque is a Charlottesville, VA artist who creates Realistic Original Oil and
Acrylic Paintings, Art Prints, Still Life Paintings, Portrait, Figurative Paintings,
Songbird Paintings, Duck Stamp Paintings, Duck Stamp Prints, Upland Gamebird
Paintings, Sporting Art Paintings, Nature Paintings, Landscape Paintings, Dog
Paintings, Animal Paintings, Remarques, Waterfowl Paintings, Bird Paintings.
Wildlife Artist, Art Gallery.