Sunday, August 19, 2012

Doug & His Ducks

Many of you know our resident artist and gallery assistant, Doug Fisher, but I am not sure you know some of the great work he is doing. In the spring he won a first at the Ward Museum's World Wildfowl Carving Championship for a beautifully crafted black duck. Before this he had a display at the Ocean City Boat Show and was approached by someone to make a set of working decoys. This was quite a project but he was up to the challenge! He made seven "larger than life" decoys out of cork with wooden keels. (Ducks must need to see large ducks to be fooled!) Of course, Doug is a hunter so he knew exactly what a working decoy had to be. After 6 months of shaping, sanding, sealing and painting the project was complete and ready for delivery. Glad I snapped a photo to show off these lovely birds! Take note serious hunters!

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