Painted this duck (female mallard?) from a reference photo in just under an hour. Total. To be sure this is one of my quickest "times," if we're keeping score, but still . . . that's pretty fast right?! This is painted on a somewhat heavy masonite-on-one-and-a-half-inch-wood-backing-board. I do like painting on smooth hard surfaces like this because of how the paint sits up on it -- I realize now that it's hard to explain the difference -- though the same effect happens once a canvas has been painted over several times.
Anyway, I like how this painting turned out. I'm sure it'll sale quickly. [pound for pound, it's priced to sell]