As I have enjoyed this colorful ducks,I started to paint,this painting,at the same time as the previous Mandarin Ducks.This painting has taken me much longer to paint, as it is much larger and the ducks were painted with flowering rhododendrons,at the pond from Shanghai Zoo.
Killarney,Queensland.Just outside this very small farming town,You could miss it by the blink of your eye. Its magic moment of sunset, the shades of gold,the air and the smell.A beautiful reflection of the fields of wheat and sunflower.
Shanghai zoo,China. On a visit to the zoo,on a gloomy winter day.There was an interesting and bright spot, the mandarin ducks in the pond.The males have taken extreme form of looks and courtship to the ordinary female. when i was observing them.It did look as the males were courting or competing for the female duck.
1st of March, It's been a very sad day for me, as my little company "Pepo" has lost the battle for life. Pepo's very short life was full of love and fun. It's so hard to believe that it happened. I really feel the pain.
I would like to thank Delilah Smith for giving me the sunshine award for positive and creative blogging.