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Offline D. Fisher

Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« on: November 18, 2012, 06:10:26 PM »
I have two mini decoys I've done, plus a ton of full sized ones and I, for some reason dread painting them. Anybody else not like painting their blocks?
Dan

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Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« on: November 18, 2012, 06:10:26 PM »

Offline tom modin

Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 06:28:12 PM »
For the first year or three I dreaded painting now I would rather paint than carve
Decoy carving is not a point and click hobby

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Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 06:28:12 PM »

RickC

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Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 06:49:17 PM »
I'm sort of the same way. Knowing my skill level is so low and my desire for a great paint job puts me at odds at getting started. I've got 2 w&c geese ready to paint and I've been putting it off for a few weeks now and I shouldn't because I do learn a little more each one I paint.

Offline hankyorke

Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 07:06:38 PM »
I only paint because I have to. I enjoy wet blending, but that's it.
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Offline Luke Costilow

Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 01:36:09 AM »
 I like the painting the most now, however carving is a close second (Sanding is dead last)! But in the beginning I hated the paint, kinda the same situation Tom mentioned, the first 3 years or so. What I found out is that you go through cycles as you progress forward in your carvings. Once you think your carvings "right", you realize you cant paint. Then you work on your paint and get the painting "right", then you realize you cant carve! Eventually you go back and forth till you reach a equilibrium point were your painting matches your carving, making the decoy as a whole more enjoyable!

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Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
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Offline tom modin

Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 09:22:32 AM »
You can put a great paint job on a turd carved bird and it will look good. If you put a turd paint job on a great carved bird it will look like a turd. I have many,many birds with turd carving and turd paint jobs. Luke is correct you switch back and forth on carving vs. painting and knuckle down on one or the other to improve.
Decoy carving is not a point and click hobby

Offline Scott Klecka

Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012, 10:30:32 AM »
till you reach a equilibrium point were your painting matches your carving

I have reached my equilibrium ......... I'm bad at both  >:(
I'm not a great carver but I play one on the internet.  :)

Offline pat bearden

Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2012, 07:03:14 PM »
what Luke said. I hate sanding its like it never ends.

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Re: Does anyone else not like to paint decoys, or paint in general?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 07:46:45 PM »
I equate carving to playing a rhythm to a great Led Zeppelin song, good and fun....but the painting is in the Jimmy Page solo!