Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

February 27, 2015

Carving Finished! (Almost)

Here is a link to previous steps in the carving process.Carving

I find the painting to be the most challenging part of doing a decoy, or decorative bird. I am partially blue-green colour blind so those mixtures are particularly difficult. The bird was sealed with shelac, then coated with Gesso, a white paint that is like painting on an eggshell when dry.


Sealed and ready for paint
Now I have to figure out what to start next!



3 comments:

Gail said...

I envy your talent.

Bev said...

Beautiful work!

Mary Ann said...

Oh, Ian, it's wonderful!