Duck, Loon and Waterfowl Decoys
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Each of our duck, loon and waterfowl decoys are world class. We carry several different decoys from the studios of champion carvers. The traditional poses of the decoys are handcast, handpainted and have realistic accents such as feathering. They are limited edition decoys and are sought after by collectors world wide.
Master Carver, Phil Galatas features preening and action poses. He grew up on the wildlife rich bayous of Louisiana and enjoyed countless hours observing and studying waterfowl on the mashlands. He entered his first carving competition, the Gulf South Championship in 1977 earning a first place blue ribbon on the professional division. Phil received "Best in World" awards at the 1989, 1990, and 2002 Ward World Championships and was invited to the 2002 Sculptor International show in Atlanta. He now serves as a judge at the Ward World Championships. His exquisite woodcarvings are sought by collectors worldwide.
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World Class Decoys For The World Class Collector
Wood Duck Drake Decoy
4,500 signed and numbered
Antique-Style Duck Decoys : Contemporary Techniques to Carve and Paint in the Folk Art Tradition (Paperback)
Book Description For decoy enthusiasts and collectors who want to replicate the grace, flow, and imperfections found in antique duck decoys, this resource presents the process for carving the traditional, streamlined wood replicas. Chapters focus on every aspect of this classic art form—from selecting the proper wood and cutting out the head and eyes to body surface and tail detail. Additional sections offer tips on the painting of decoys, including information on selecting a color palette, blending paint lines, mixing paints, glazing, and aging by employing both ding-and-dent technology and water- and heat-stress methods.
About the Author Tom Matus is an award-winning woodcarving artist and an instructor and judge for the Ward World Champion Wildfowl Carving Competition. He is the author of Duck Decoys: Classic Carving Projects Made Easy. He lives in Boise, Idaho.
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