This beautiful decorative decoy is fully detailed and painted with acrylics. It represents my modifications of a Pat Godin pattern, by changing it to a preening pose. This duck was used in a painting course with Pat in 2018 at Krausman’s. It is carved in tupelo and is life sized. It is in a private collection.
This life-sized, fully detailed wooden sculpture is carved in tupelo. It is painted in acrylics. It is taken from a pattern and study cast by Pat Godin. It represents the completion of a painting course done with Pat in 2017. It is available for purchase.
This piece was completed some time ago and, for some reason, not placed on the website. It is a charming wooden sculpture that depicts the beauty of this drake. It is carved of tupelo and painted in oils. It is available.
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 in a private collection.
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.
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 in a private collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.