Antique-Style Duck Decoys: Contemporary Techniques to Carve and Paint in the Folk Art Tradition

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Contemporary techniques to replicate the grace, flow, and imperfections found in antique-style ducks. Carving painting and aging instructions are included.
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Overview

Contemporary techniques to replicate the grace, flow, and imperfections found in antique-style ducks. Carving painting and aging instructions are included.
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From the Publisher
The photography and layout in all areas of the book was phenomenal. The step-by-steps were clear and in synch with the text and supportive of the text, and there are a couple of very artistic still-life hunting scenes. Finally, there was my favorite part of the book, the painting schedule and instruction. It seems very detailed, complete, and unambiguous. Several years ago, when I carved and painted my first wood duck, I paid more than the price of this book for a booklet on just painting the wood duck. That guide was not even half as well done as the painting schedule in "Antique Style Duck Decoys".

Chapter 4: Painting
Awesome, awesome, awesome.

Master tips are given all throughout the book...the author goes into great detail to show you, with step by step pictures and instructions, how to carve an antique wood duck decoy.

The book is so interesting and informative that the carver will enjoy the book as much as carving the decoy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232983
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 762,037
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Matus is a world champion wildfowl carver and an instructor and judge for the Ward World Champion Wildfowl Carving Competition. He is a frequent contributor to Wood Carving Illustrated and the author of Duck Decoys: Classic Carving Projects Made Easy and Antique-Style Duck Decoys. He lives in Boise, Idaho. For more of Tom's work, visit his website at www.tmdecoy.com
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Table of Contents

About the Author ....................................... viii
Foreward .....................................................ix
Intoduction ...................................................x
Gallery .......................................................... 1
Chapter 1: Getting started ..............................15
Chapter 2: Carving the Decoy ........................31
Chapter 3: Aging the Wood ............................63
Chapter 4: Painting .........................................67
Chapter 5: Antiquing ......................................95
Appendix: .....................................................104
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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Recommended-- Great images

    I purchased this book, as I have made a few decoys recently wanted to learn more about old-style decoys. This book is concise and has many photos of early decoys with great explanation of how to create your own. I recommend this book, whether you want to create old-world decoys or just want understand more about them. Carving and painting techniques are explained well, so you can get started on your own creation.

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