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Title: May workbench
Post by: Vince Pagliaroli on May 04, 2017, 05:42:15 PM
To nasty and wet to hunt turkeys, streams and rivers to high to fly fish. So...5"X7" watercolor of Canada Geese as a thank you going in the mail.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Jeffrey Nelson on May 04, 2017, 08:09:59 PM
Vince, sorry for the turkeys. and the high water. Looks like you still found a way to manage the free time. Great water color.
I finally got the three wood ducks I've been working on for awhile to the point of getting some paint on them. I'll post them up and a couple of shorebirds when I get them done.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Matt Gau on May 05, 2017, 06:41:38 AM
Very nice. You guys that can do flat work as well as decoys are truly artists.

I have a pair of coots that I expect to be done in the next day or two depending how turkey hunting pans out. Hunting pressured birds that never roost in the same spot or follow any set daily pattern.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Vince Pagliaroli on May 05, 2017, 09:57:39 AM
Thanks guys. Gotta stay busy. May even have to go back down into the shop (don't really want to) as there is no end to the nasty weather in sight. If it continues poult production will be thin on a already smaller population of turkey.

I look forward to seeing your works. Good luck turkey hunting.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: BoBB on May 08, 2017, 09:22:04 AM

Nice watercolor Vince, but they should  be turkeys not geese lol

Here is a pair of coot almost ready for paint
Hollow cedar, inletted head on the feeder new pattern that I just made, a few tweeks on the next one otherwise happy with it how it turned out.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Vince Pagliaroli on May 08, 2017, 10:18:46 AM
Bob - Those are some good lookin' Coot decoys. I like the inletted head on the feeder.

Due to all the rain and cold. I'm seeing more paired up Canada geese, than turkey. So I paint what I see the most. Sunshine today for the first time in awhile. So I'll go look see at the streams.

Last year drought, this year so far flood. God has a sense of humor... :)
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Matt Gau on May 08, 2017, 10:52:01 AM
(https://workingdecoys.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi395.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp33%2Fneighbor_guy%2FIMG_5133.jpg&hash=e24712cccdae2ef7e92261ddc3a300f4) (http://s395.photobucket.com/user/neighbor_guy/media/IMG_5133.jpg.html)

Here's one of my coots, I made two of them. They are scrap wood birds, one in cedar with a cedar head, the other is sugar pine with a cedar head.

Tried something different with these. As we all know coots aren't black. They are grey with a black highlight that makes them look black from a distance. So I put the tool and carving marks back into the birds, then painted them grey, and drybrushed the black over the top of it hitting the high spots on the carving. Then I would put it out on the porch and stand back 25 feet. When they looked black I called them done, some 14-15coats after I started the process. I really like how they turned out. Completely different than a lot of what I've seen out there and will make a welcome addition to my gunning rig for lake of the woods this year.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Tony Homer on May 09, 2017, 08:27:07 AM
Bob photos are working here?
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: BoBB on May 09, 2017, 10:35:04 AM

OK Tony,
For what ever reason my computer don't show pictures of my coot and Vince's watercolor but does show the posts.
It showed the pics for two days then they disappeared off the posts, anyone else have this problem.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Matt Gau on May 09, 2017, 11:13:38 AM
The only picture I see is the one I posted. Everyone else's are gone.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Vince Pagliaroli on May 09, 2017, 12:27:47 PM
Only the coot photo remains. All others have vanished... ???

BUT we got a new modem from Spectrum (4th one so far) and it is JUNK, as is the new DVR. So much for bein' better than TWC. HA! >:(
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: BoBB on May 09, 2017, 05:28:45 PM

Reposting pictures of my coot decoys to see if the show or not
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: BoBB on May 09, 2017, 05:31:08 PM

Apparently Something has changed that prevents me from posting pictures from attachments
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: BoBB on May 09, 2017, 06:59:06 PM
Trying something different on posting pics
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Tom Daly on May 09, 2017, 09:10:38 PM
Bob and Matt, I'm seeing all pics. BTW, sweet Coot, guys
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Tony Banks on May 09, 2017, 09:17:52 PM
Ok I can see all the here too using my Samsung phone.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Eric Larson on May 10, 2017, 05:00:51 PM
This is a mbootyive undertaking I took on back in the winter of 2016. Due to budget and time constraints, it has been a slow process, but I've ramped it up some the last couple of weeks because of the acquisition of 10 different body molds. Between the winter of 2016 and 2017, I carved 189 heads of many different species. Some, like gadwalls, wigeon, ruddies, spoonbills I'm only doing a handful of each, but some, like coots, ringbills, goldeneyes, I'm doing a bunch. Below is the progress so far.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Eric Larson on May 10, 2017, 05:02:10 PM
Some more pictures of what I got going on.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Matt Gau on May 10, 2017, 10:32:56 PM
That looks like a mbootyive project. Close to a lifetimes worth of painting in one big pile. Can't wait to see some finished birds.
Title: Re: May workbench
Post by: Jeffrey Nelson on May 10, 2017, 10:44:23 PM
Bob, nice looking coots. The inlet head is a nice touch. Looks hard to do.

Matt, nice looking coot also. I like the look of the paint on the body.

Eric, that's out of hand! You must be talking with Mr. George to have that many decoys going at once.... Look forward to seeing them as you finish them.