John Denney of Alexander City, Ala., is the winner of the 2014-2015 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest with his painting of a pair of pintail ducks. Denney is a second-time winner of the Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest, having previously received the honor in 2008, and was first runner-up last year.
Denney said his matte acrylic painting took approximately two months to complete. “To me, the pintail is one of the most handsome ducks, so that’s why I chose to paint it. My prior entries were both wood ducks.”
A pair of pintails was also the subject chosen by first runner-up Eddie LeRoy of Eufaula, Ala., who is a previous two-time contest winner as well. A pair of Canada geese painted by Darrell C. Warr of Montgomery, Ala., was selected as second runner-up, followed by a northern shoveler by Bill Stem of Madison, Ala., as third runner-up.