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The Start of It All

By January 15, 2013 News Archive, Studio News

I’m putting the finishing touches on this painting today. This illustration for E. Donnall Thomas Jr.’s next column in Ducks Unlimited is due. Today.

I started illustrating Don’s column in 2007. I created “The Start of It All” for one of those first columns, a story in which Don describes his first duck hunt and being carried out to the blind by his father. Even though I’ve painted an earlier version, the powerful image of a son on his father’s shoulders seemed the right way to illustrate Don’s column in the next issue of Ducks Unlimited magazine.


January 15