Duck Coupling (Wool, Felt, Thread; 4.5 x 6.5 inches)
Frame Size: 10 x 12 inches
In researching info on Mallard Ducks, I made some interesting discoveries. Apparently the male's heads turn a brilliant green in October/November. This is intended to attract female ducks with whom they form a bond with for 4-8 months and then abandon during incubation! They are only seasonally monogamous. This explains the green heads that we see so often in the early fall. I enjoyed creating the texture to resemble feathers on the ducks. I used embroidery thread to enhance this feature as I do in many of my pieces.