Birds of Michigan: Mallard Ducks

I’m back to painting my first love, birds. Here is a pair of mallards. I loved working on the detail for the female. The background has some glare; I’ll upload the scan of this painting once I get a chance to.

"Mallard Ducks", part of the Birds of Michigan series of oil paintings

“Birds of Michigan: Mallard Ducks” 11 X 14 original oil painting by Yeshua’s Child Art

Palette used: water: ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, titanium white, burnt sienna in varying mixes; pthalo turquoise and yellow ochre added for reflections. For male duck: ultramarine blue, phtalo green, sap green, yellow ochre, cad. yellow light, dioxide purple, burnt sienna, lamp black, tit. white in varying mixes. Female: burnt sienna, burnt umber, yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, cad. yellow med., tit. white in varying mixes.

2 comments on “Birds of Michigan: Mallard Ducks

  1. Laura says:

    You are getting so good at this! It is beautiful! 🙂

  2. Great painting, I like the reflection of the ducks in the water.

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