Category: Ducks


Mallard Hen Study Cast

This beautiful duck is the product of an unique set of circumstances. The original duck was carved by Pat Godin who has won the World Carving Championship 15 or more times. He then had a resin cast made of the bird and used it to teach a painting class in Michigan at Krausman’s studio. So, in other words, it is a world class carving, painted by me.

It is full sized, 6 1/2 X 12 1/2 inches. It is available for purchase.

 

 

Butternut Teal

This sculpture addresses the basic form of a full-sized teal. This shape is then enhanced by the innate beauty of the grain configurations seen in polished and oiled butternut wood. Feather patterns and wing designs can easily be discerned.

This beauty is 5 X 9 inches. It is available for purchase.

Mandarin Duck

I finally completed the sculpture in time to enter in the 2016 Ward World Carving Championship, where it won a third place ribbon and cash award.

This wood duck-sized little beauty lives in the orient.This piece is life sized and carved of tupelo. The base is walnut. It is painted with acrylics and oil. It is available for purchase.

Woodie Hen

The wood duck hen is often thought of as drab and muted. Actually, there are multiple beautiful shades of iridescence seen throughout most of the feathering, especially the scapular and primary groups. This life-sized carving attempts to capture this shading. It is not seen as well in the photos as in the carving.

The duck is carved of tupelo, the base is lilac. It is in a private collection.

Butternut Pintail

This fine wood carving combines the beauty of the Pintail and the fine grain natural beauty of butternut wood. Its oil finish enhances the glow of the wood. It is in a private collection.

Mother Loon

This miniature sculpture shows a common sight on Northern lakes. Loon parents will transport their offspring and provide floating refuge.

It was a commission meant to depict motherhood with two progeny. They are carved of tupelo and painted with oils.

 

Madonna Duck, Completed

Finally, the finishing touches have been applied!! The duck was painted with oils, The chick was painted in acrylics. It has been warmly received in its new home.

Madonna Duck

This posting shows the steps involved in the  fabrication of a commission  piece. The patron wanted a sculpture that showed the devotion of a mother mallard to her offspring.

Common Merganser Drake

Mergus merganser

This decorative decoy shows the beauty of one of the frequent visitors to the wetlands of the Northeast.This diving fish-eater is seen as one of the first ducks to return to open waters as the ice of winter subsides.

This commissioned piece is made of tupelo and is full-sized.

Canvasback

Aythya valisineria

This beauty is seen in the North and West in spring and summer and in the South year-round. The canvasback is a diving duck which requires a running start for take-off.

This sculpture, completed in Sept. 2006, was made of two pieces of tupelo wood.

This piece has been selected for inclusion in the 34th Annual Wild Wings Fall Festival Original Art Show and Sale in Lake City , MN, 2007. This show has been awarded the “Best Outdoor Show” by a national art publication.It has been purchased.

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