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July Workbench
Finished up my cork gunning mallard "therapy decoy." Glad to report that the post-op visit with the surgeon went well, and he told me I'm well ahead of the curve for the way everything is going. Even got the clearance to play the guitar and was told it would be excellent therapy.
Some pics:
The new bird is in the foreground, and the decoy in the rear is another drake done back in 2006. I brought it into the studio for color reference while I was painting. That '06 bird has been hunted for 15 seasons now; and other than some minor dings & scuffs, it's in great shape.





Some head closeups:







Drake was comb-textured and spatter painted to suggest the vermiculation:







MLBob

"Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic." (Annie Dillard)

....Here's to Joe Wooster, who made me realize that the useful could and should be beautiful; and who firmly believed that decoy carvers were the last free men in America.

https://www.facebook.com/KOOIdecoy?ref=hl

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MLBob Furia: Jul 3, 2022, 7:01 AM
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