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

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Create American Folk Art by Learning to Carve and Paint the Contemporary Antique Decoy
In Antique-Style Duck Decoys, Tom Matus, an experienced wildfowl hunter and a champion decoy carver, introduces you to the special world of the Contemporary Antique-Styled Decoy. Whether you're a novice exploring the craft of decoy carving, a veteran craftsman seeking a change of pace, or a painter looking for a fresh outlet to demonstrate your talents, the author's expert guidance will have ...

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Overview

Create American Folk Art by Learning to Carve and Paint the Contemporary Antique Decoy
In Antique-Style Duck Decoys, Tom Matus, an experienced wildfowl hunter and a champion decoy carver, introduces you to the special world of the Contemporary Antique-Styled Decoy. Whether you're a novice exploring the craft of decoy carving, a veteran craftsman seeking a change of pace, or a painter looking for a fresh outlet to demonstrate your talents, the author's expert guidance will have you creating your very own stylized contemporary decoy to display and admire.
With the help of more than 370 color photographs and easy-to-follow instruction, you'll master the basics and learn the secrets of:
- Carving the Decoy
- Aging the Wood
- Preparing the Surface
- Painting the Decoy
- Antiquing Techniques
Antique-Style Duck Decoys also includes a 14 page gallery of the finest antique and contemporary antique decoys in circulation and an informative "Appendix of Antiquing Characteristics."

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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.

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232983
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 107
  • Sales rank: 647,977
  • 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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