Carving and Painting of Mallard Drake Duck


In July 1st 1982, I purchased a blank wood kit to carve a Mallard Duck. Never finished and it has been in the bookcase for 32 years. Now that I am retired, I decided it was time to give it eyes and texture and paint. Really enjoyed using the wood burning technique to texture the feathers.


I know that carving is time consuming since I’ve watched my husband spend hundreds of hours on a single carving, but 32 years is even more time than I’ve taken to get a project done! LOL

Thanks for showing us all those details, especially that woodburning. Keep up the carving and we’ll hope to see your next project a little sooner!


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Great work on this Rolando. You got a great result with this. the feathers came out very well too.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Thanks to Mike40 and lightweightladylefty for their kind comments. It was nice to see this project put to bed LOL.

Nice duck, well done, and well painted.

CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!

Beautiful carving Rolando.

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