This is a 12″ x 16″ oil on canvas boards, painted in 1976 and it is called Mallards in the Wild. This post is for Sue of zimmerbitch.wordpress.com. You should check her site out because she does a super job portraying her home country of New Zealand. The painting reveals the kind of country view where our family lived for many years. For compositions sake, one is suppose to do odd numbers. The convention doesn’t like twos, but I do. Being a bit of a rebel – here are TWO mallards, male and female.