Mandarin Ducks

Colourful mandarin duck watercolour paintings have been added to my Etsy shop. As well as a mandarin duck textile print functioning as a freehand embroidery pattern. The large composition consisting of an Asian landscape, a lotus pond, a turtle pond, and mandarin ducks was lovely to make. I felt inspired to make it after visitingContinue reading “Mandarin Ducks”

Mandarin Ducks (Aix galericulata) by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Two Mandarin Duck Couples

I like to show you two different mandarin duck drawings. In traditional Asian culture, mandarin ducks are believed to be lifelong couples, unlike other species of ducks. Hence they are regarded as a symbol of love, affection, and fidelity. The first drawing is titled Matchmaking in Heaven. It shows a mandarin duck couple in a lotusContinue reading “Two Mandarin Duck Couples”