YES, this is actually a real life duck. The male Mandarin Duck is so brightly colored he makes the rainbow jealous and the ladies swim on by. I couldn't help myself from painting such a beautiful bird.
This is a small work, coming in at 8"x8" with a 1.25" profile on a wood panel. I painting it at the very end of 2016, a turning point in my focus in detail. Before then I was interested in capturing the movement of birds, but just around this time, I became obsessed with the details and never stopped!
This will be packaged and shipped exactly how I ship work to galleries. Well padded, sturdy with insurance. I'd like to encourage you to save and reuse as much the packaging as you can.