The original art was in pastel, painted and sold in 1998.
Inspiration: Two local children posed for the painting, with the boy entertaining the pup with a duck call on a string. Special thanks to Allison and Garrett, ages two and four, the sister and brother who posed for the art. The local John Deere dealership loaned me the pedal tractor. I painted the autumn scenery from memory, as it was near a country lane where my husband and I often went walking. My husband, who had been a science teacher, made up the fun title.
I created the image at the request of Ducks Unlimited (DU). It was distributed at DU banquets in a seven-state region during 1998. I retained a small number of prints, this being one of them.
Color: Some computer screens may modify the color of the art. Some may make the image lighter or darker than it is. It has fresh blue, autumn golds, and deep green. This image has looked beautiful in mat colors of blue, brick-red, rich green, and all earth colors.
Image Size: 15 X 21" with white borders around the image making the total size larger
Kind of print: Lithograph
Printing: Regal Printing of Omaha, Nebraska, for Ducks Unlimited
Limited Edition #1250 prints plus #125 artist proofs, all signed and numbered by the artist. Almost all were sold in 1998. The lithograph printing plates were destroyed, so no additional copies would be made, to keep the edition limited.
Unique art to bring warmth and beauty to your home, a limited edition helps to assure appreciation of value in the future.
FREE GIFTS from the artist to you
There will be a small brass plate with the title engraved on it.
The artist will also personalize the print FREE in neat handwriting if you request it. Some people request a message such as this example: For my father on his 60th birthday, from ____, with best wishes from the artist.