Crittenden wins his 6th Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Competition

by Guy Crittenden March 14, 2017

Crittenden wins his 6th Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Competition

The 2017 Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Conservation Stamp features a pair of Ring-necked Ducks.  The artwork, entitled “Winter Ringbills” is the creation of Virginia artist Guy Crittenden, and is his sixth winning entry in the Virginia competition.  Ring-necked ducks, often called “Ringbills” by sportsmen, are small diving ducks that are found wintering in good numbers on ponds and impoundments throughout Virginia.  “In this painting, I intended to show some of the beautiful feathering of the species while keeping a realistic and simple composition.  These are hardy, cold weather birds, and I wanted to make the water a cool, winter blue.  The male Ring-necked duck is distinguished by its handsome head with irridecent purple and beautiful bill markings.
The winning entry, "Winter Ringbills", will become the 2017 -18 Virginia Migratory Waterfowl Stamp, which is a required purchase for all Virginia waterfowlers.   The Collector’s Edition print includes 300 signed and numbered prints, and the print is available exclusively through Crittenden Studio and all partner retail outlets.  The image is 6.5 x 9 inches, and is printed with archival inks on 100% cotton acid-free paper.  Each print is signed and numbered, and additional color remarques are available.  Go to the Duck Stamp section of this website for more information.



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