Bluebill Duck Decoy- Daily Painting- by Darren Maurer
This species of duck, Greater Scaup, are also known by the nickname of a bluebill due to the grayish blue bill. Painting and designing duck stamps has a side reward of learning a lot about ducks. Bluebills are one of my favorite species of ducks to paint and also when given the chance to watch a group flying into a spread of decoys. I have a few bluebill decoys in my collection and this is one of the best ones. This decoy is made by attaching a painted cork body to a one inch thick piece of wood that forms the base of the decoy. The head is a carved piece of wood set on the cork body with a metal rod running through the cork anchoring it to the wooden base also. This is painting 195 in my Painting A Day Series. Painting Sold.