We were visiting our daughter the last few days for Christmas. Our visit was too short. I miss her so much!
My wife and I got back late last nite and opened a few gifts we left behind. I now have 3 more decoys to work on (a mallard decoy, a generic small shorebird, and a puffin)! The shorebird and puffin will not be too hard. The mallard has a cork body (it is a real working decoy) so it will take a little more care.
And . . .
I finished the major painting of the merganser.
I still need to add some eyes, accent the piece with black accent lines, and distress it.
Pretty good for a first try. I learned a lot from this decoy. I hope to improve over time. It is nice to work with my hands instead of punching keys on a keyboard and scribbling on a whiteboard (PowerPoint gets old fast...)