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!