Mandarin Ducks in an Asian Landscape

Still drying on my workstation, this water painting of ‘Mandarin Ducks in an Asian Landscape’ (Paula Kuitenbrouwer)
Small villages, a coastal region, and birds flying over… ‘Mandarin Ducks in an Asian Landscape’ by Paula Kuitenbrouwer
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Mandarin Ducks in an Asian Landscape by Paula Kuitenbrouwer
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Mandarin Ducks Mandarijneendjes Aix galericulata Art Cards, Fabric Print, Stickers by Paula Kuitenbrouwer at Etsy

I finished my ‘Mandarin Ducks in an Asian landscape’. The ducks are swimming in a lotus pond which they share with aquatic turtles. The lotus pond is situated in an Asian coastal mountainous region. A high mountain range, small communities, and overflying birds give you a spacious feeling. But above all, the colourful mandarin ducks communicate love and loyalty. As they are life long partners, mandarin ducks symbolize love, loyalty and long-lasting friendship.

Hardly visible on the photos is the blue frame that has golden line decorations.

As always, my portfolio is at Etsy. Click here for Etsy. Should you have any questions, please feel free to send me a note. I accept mandarin duck commissions, I do freehand drawings, make art cards, stickers for notebooks, and I even have a few lovely piece of fabric print available.

My mandarin ducks made it to the Dutch magazine Libelle.

Tiny interview by Catelijne Elzes for Libelle

Stay safe & take care,

Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Mandarin Ducks (Aix galericulata) by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

In Asia Mandarin Ducks are symbols of loyalty and love. Mandarin ducks stay together for life, they symbolize devotion, fidelity and lifelong affection in the matters of the heart. 
Feel free to contact me for a mandarin drawing commission with a lotus, bamboo, with or without a background. Sitting together, swimming together, or resting together.
Etsy Mandarin Ducks Kader
Mandarin Duck Art Cards at Etsy or contact me directly via the contact form.

I love drawing and painting mandarin ducks. I am always pleasantly surprised how sweet they look no matter how I change their position or background. They look lovely when bobbing on the Great Wave off Kanagawa or when they rest on a riverbank. My most favourite, however, is the graphite drawing of my mandarin ducks resting on a river bank in a forest area. The sun is setting and birds fly over in the background.

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Mandarin Ducks Swimming in a Lotus Pond.

I love working with colours but making a 19-century style graphite drawing that is full texture, detail and depth is a wonderful thing to do.

Monochromatic Mandarin ducks by  Paula Kuitenbrouwer
Monochromatic Mandarin Ducks. Ducks are resting on a forest surrounded riverbank at sunset. by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Having said this, it always adds colour to my day when I can use my whole range of coloured pencils or Derwent watercolours to work on the drake’s outrageously colourful plumage. But take away all colours, like I did for the Albino mandarin ducks, you still find yourself in awe of  probably the cutest water-bird.

Paula Kuitenbrouwer

At Etsy (also for Mandarin duck Art Cards)

Here are the latest art cards of Resting Mandarin ducks.

Cute Mandarin ducks sitting together.

Here are the latest art cards of Mandarin ducks sitting side by side.

And here is a piece of Organic Canvas Cotton with my art print.

Here are cards, mini prints on recycled cardboard paper, that come with a colourful inlay.

Please, send me a contact form in case you have questions and inquiries.

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