The Mallard Duck .

The Mallard Duck is the inspiration for this acrylic pour:

Wikipedia says: “The breeding male mallard is unmistakable, with a glossy bottle-green head and a white collar that demarcates the head from the purple-tinged brown breast, grey-brown wings, and a pale grey belly.[25] The rear of the male is black, with white-bordered dark tail feathers.[22]:506 The bill of the male is a yellowish-orange tipped with black, with that of the female generally darker and ranging from black to mottled orange and brown.[26] The female mallard is predominantly mottled, with each individual feather showing sharp contrast from buff to very dark brown, a coloration shared by most female dabbling ducks, and has buff cheeks, eyebrow, throat, and neck, with a darker crown and eye-strip.”

Wikipedia goes on to say: “Mallard have often been ubiquitous in their regions among the ponds, rivers, and streams of human parks, farms, and other man-made waterways – even to the point of visiting water features in human courtyards.”

Mallards are a fun bird, if you’ve ever watched them for any time, you’ll no doubt end up laughing “with” the mallard. A friend of ours has a mallard couple that visit his garage every spring. They make a nest on his workbench (moved from the truck windshield in the past) and lay their eggs. So, I guess that makes him a mallard grandpa. 

Hopefully, this acrylic pour captures some of this spirit.

See it on Redbubble 

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