2003-04 Federal Duck Stamp
Image Size: 7 x 10 in.
Acrylic on Board
Quality:  Competition Quality
Price:  NFS
In the year 2002, I entered the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest for the 30th time.  In
previous years, I had come close to winning the contest, but had never been fortunate
enough to take first place.  This time, I decided to go for broke, spending nearly six
months on my entry in 2002.  With the aid of computer software, I created over 500
preliminary compositions in search of the unbeatable image.  I tried every composition
imaginable, referring to thousands of photographs I had taken of wetland habitats and
waterfowl over the past 30 years.  Fortunately, I found the right composition this time with
this majestic painting of light.

Now that I have accomplished my goal of winning the Federal Contest, I can move on to
other things, such as painting creative pictures for wall hangings and fine art purposes.  I
have done very little of that over the past 20 years because of my preoccupation with and
passion to compete in duck stamp contests.
Ron Louque ...
                             Original Painting
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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.