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2000-2009 Issues of Wildfowl Carving Magazine

This collection features the previous issues of Wildfowl Carving Magazine from the years 2000-2009. With four issues per year, the magazine offers an abundance of carving demonstrations, tips, step-by-step tutorials, reference articles, and more.

Carvers will find more than enough inspiration in the 2000-2009 issues, which feature classic subjects like the cardinal and warbler as well as unique options like the sandpiper and macaw. After tackling some of the high-quality patterns that can be found in Wildfowl Carving Magazine, a reader can also catch up on everything wildfowl related, including articles on extinct or endangered species, a soap project for the younger carvers, and a showcase from the Ward World Championship—just to name a few.

Table of Contents

2009

Fall 2009:

(Cover wigeons by Tom Matus)

Beginner’s Notebook: What’s in a Name? (When it comes to avian topography, consistency is a virtue) by Frank Werner

Painting Notes: Mountain Chickadee (If you think it’s a black-capped chickadee you’re painting the wrong bird) by Jerry Poindexter

A Ruffed Grouse Miniature, Part One (Bob shows us how to carve an upland game bird, in one-third scale) by Bob Lavender

Carve and Paint an American Wigeon Hen, Part One (In the first part of a three-part series, we start with the head) by Tom Matus

Showcase: The Growth of a Carver (Gary Yoder’s been carving for 40 years now, and we spotlight some of his old and new work) by Bill Einsig

Harlequin Miniatures, Part Two (These may be little ducks, but they require lots of attention to detail) by Jerry Simchuk

Reference: Night Flyer (You don’t have to visit barns to find barn owls, but that’s not a bad place to start looking; reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Summer 2009:

(Green kingfisher on the cover by David Inglefield)

Painting Notes: Western Bluebird (Use the right colors and your carving may become a bluebird of happiness) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: Young Guns (Here’s a gallery of fine waterfowl work, all done by people who aren’t old enough to vote

Got Cork? (Del rummages in his scrap pile and comes up with some shorebirds) by Del Herbert

Showcase: Caribbean Wings (David Inglefield has created a stir with his tropical birds. Here’s a sampling) by Tom Huntington

Harlequin Miniatures, Part One (These ducks may be small, but they’re big on detail) by Jerry Simchuk

One Log, Two Carvings (A world-class interpretive carver reveals his techniques for working with wood) by Fausto DelGrosso

Reference: Yellow Warbler (Curious about the yellow warbler? This should help; reference photos plus Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Spring 2009:

(Yellow-headed blackbird on the cover by Tom Park)

Painting Notes: Yellow-headed Blackbird (The color scheme here? Black and yellow, of course) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: Painting with Oils: An Introduction (Acrylic paints may be easier and faster, but oils offer carvers a little something extra) by Ian R. Feir

Habitat: An Exploded Cattail (Here’s how you can give your marsh dweller a perch that looks just like the real thing) by Tom Park

Carve a Little Crowell (When you carve this little shorebird you’ll be learning from a master) by Eric Kaiser

Showcase: Land Where the Partridge Drums (The Mohawk have a name for it, and the name is Akwesasne. That’s also the name of John Leeder’s fabulous sculpture) by John Leeder

A New Jersey Diver, Part Two (You’ve carved it. Now you can put the red into this New Jersey-style redhead) by Geoffrey Vine

Reference: Cliff Notes (Think of this article as a true cliff hanger; cliff swallow reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Winter 2009:

(Cover ivory-billed woodpecker by Jeff Rechin)

Painting Notes: Chukar Partridge (An Asian import becomes the focus of Jerry’s attention this time) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: Vapor Barriers (Moisture is best kept outside the decoy. At the very least, make sure it’s evenly distributed inside) by Frank Werner

Carving and Painting the Rufous Hummingbird, Part Two (You won’t use a lot of paint with this little fellow. Shoot for quality, not quantity) by Lori Corbett

How to Make Heron Feathers (Sherlock Holmes might have considered the task here to be a three-pipe problem) by Mike Ford

Showcase: Down East Carver (In this case the “Down East” is North Carolina, not Maine. The carver is Walter “Brother” Gaskill) by Bill Einsig

Raising the Dead: The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Part Two (Here’s how to make your carving into something life-like. Which is probably not something you can say about the real ivory-bill) by Jeff Rechin

Reference: The American Black Duck (A popular bird for carvers and hunters, this duck is an American classic; reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

2008

Fall 2008:

(Cover chickadee by Jerry Simchuk)

Painting Notes: Wilson’s Warbler (We take a close look at a bird that rarely slows down in the wild) by Jerry Poindexter

A New Jersey Diver, Part One (They say they don’t make ’em like they used to—but they’re wrong. This redhead decoy is a classic) by Geoffrey Vine

Collecting, New Jersey Style (The names Shourds and Horner stand tall in the history of New Jersey decoy making) by Tom Huntington

Carving the Rufous Hummingbird, Part One (Nice things do come in small packages) by Lori Corbett

Branching Out (No, that’s not a real aspen branch. But it sure looks like one) by Jerry Poindexter

Raising the Dead: Carving an Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Part One (When you tackle this magnificent bird, you may be carving an extinct species, or perhaps only an endangered one) by Jeff Rechin

Reference: The Swamp Ghost (The Ivory-billed woodpecker. Does “the great chieftain of the woodpecker tribe” still live? Or has it gone the way of the passenger pigeon?


Summer 2008:

(Cover buffleheads by Pat Godin)

Painting Notes: White-Crowned Sparrow (In which we answer the question: What color should you paint the bird’s crown?) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: Burn, Burn, Burn! (Some love it, some hate it, but to get good results with your burning you have to do it right) by Eric Kaiser

Younger Than It Looks, Part Two (It can be tough painting an antique-style bird. You have to be careful not to make it look too good) by Tom Matus

A New Aged Shorebird (The hardest part of making this antique-style willet? Burying it in mud) by Del Herbert

Showcase: Tomorrow, the Worlds! (A feast for the eyes from carvers who competed at this year’s Ward World Championship)

How to Make Barn Owl Feet (Avoid the agony of the feet by following Jerry’s advice) by Jerry Simchuk

Reference: The Gull King (The great-black backed gull is a big and bad. Find out why; includes reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Spring 2008:

(Cover macaw by Victor Paroyan)

Painting Notes: Spotted Towhee (If you’re seeing spots, then you’re probably painting this bird correctly) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: On the Level (Make sure your dekes behave properly when the going gets rough) by Frank Werner

Showcase: A Study in Scarlet (And not just scarlet—prepare for an onslaught of primary colors with this magnificent macaw) by Victor Paroyan

A Bold Eagle, Part Two (It all comes together as a raptor gets burned, assembled, and painted) by Eric Kaiser

Younger Than It Looks (Think this red-breasted merganser is a blast from the past? Think again) by Tom Matus

The Real Deal (How to avoid sticker shock when you buy antique decoys) by Richard Sassaman

Reference: Beep! Beep! The Greater Roadrunner (Beyond the cartoon; includes reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Winter 2008:

(Lilac-breasted roller on the cover by Mike Stripp)

Painting Notes: Northern Shrike (Don’t butcher this butcher bird. Paint it right!) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: It’s the Thought that Counts (The difference between a good carving and a great one depends on some principles you need to consider beforehand) by Jerry Simchuk

Showcase: Out of Africa (Anyone for a Knysna lourie? How about a lilac-breasted roller? These may be strange birds in the States, but they’re meat and potatoes for South African carver Mike Stripp) by Tony Mills

Book Excerpt: Make Your Own Patterns (We offer an advance peak at a portion of Glenn McMurdo’s upcoming Workbench Project. It’s guaranteed to whet your appetite) by Glenn A. McMurdo

A Bold Eagle (How does a “decoy guy” approach a raptor like this? Very carefully) by Eric Kaiser

Reference: A Natural Oddity (The crossbills; includes reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

Snow Business: Snowy Owl Miniature, Part Two (Here’s how you can make your rear-view owl a whiter shade of pale) by Doug Mason

2007

Fall 2007:

(‘I’iwi on the cover by Larry Barth)

Beginner’s Notebook: Keels (We get right to the bottom of the subject) by Ian R. Feir

Painting Notes: Dark-eyed Junco (Juncos, juncos everywhere—but the one Jerry paints for this issue hails from the West) by Jerry Poindexter

Showcase: All About ‘I’iwi (An acclaimed carver reveals some secrets behind a World Championship piece) by Larry Barth

Autumn Colors, Part Two (Mike Ford uses paint to bring his grouse/woodcock pair to life—or should that be death?) by Mike Ford

Shop Class (If you could build your ideal carving shop, how would you do it? Here’s Frank Werner’s approach) by Frank Werner

Rear View Owl, Part One (This miniature snowy owl doesn’t need anyone to watch its back) by Doug Mason”

Add Color to Your Cluster, Part Two (The carving’s done, and now it’s time to choose: Chickadee or bluebird?) by Ernie Muehlmatt

Reference: Willow Ptarmigan (There are strange things done in the midnight sun by birds who molt in the cold; includes reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Summer 2007:

(Cover wood duck by Jason Lucio)

Beginner’s Notebook: Adhesives 101 (Want to learn some glue basics? Just stick around!) by Ian R. Feir

Carving a Hunter’s Mount (This grouse/woodcock pair look as though it was freshly harvested. But you can’t carve these birds and eat them too) by Mike Ford

Out of the Wood (“Unique” and “beautiful” are two words that describe this wood duck. Some academics might even say it’s post-modern) by Jason Lucio

Reference: A Splash of Color (The Red-Winged Blackbird; includes reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

Painting Low-Head Wigeons, Part Two (When we last heard from these deeks, they were freshly carved and about to receive a good soaking in oil. Now they’re dry and ready for paint) by Frank Werner

Babies Make Three (One of the deans of the carving world explains how to make a trio of baby birds from a single block of wood) by Ernie Muehlmatt


Spring 2007:

(Jerry Simchuk’s robin is on the cover)

Painting Notes: Sharp-Shinned Hawk (Here’s an easier way to capture the colors) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: The Nitty Gritty of Sanding Tools (When you have it rough, these tools will help you smooth things over) by Jacquelyn Juras Goad

Mission: Impossible? (Not every carving project turns out to be a piece of cake—and there are times when you might be the biggest part of the problem) by Jerry Simchuk

A Swan Decoy (The bigger they are, the more chips (or dust) they leave behind) by Frank Werner

Godin’s Miniature Grouse (It’s a good thing nobody told Pat Godin to stop his grousing. Otherwise we may have missed out on this beautiful series) by Pat Godin

The Yellow Warbler, Part Two (If you’ve been waiting for Lonnie’s explanation of how to paint this lovely songbird, here it is) by Lonnie Dye

Reference: Elf Owl (Do good things really come in small packages? Reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman


Winter 2007:

(Floyd Scholz’s golden eagle is on the cover)

Painting Notes: Red-Breasted Nuthatch (The bird’s name alone indicates how important the color will be for the final carving) by Jerry Poindexter

Beginner’s Notebook: Making Accurate Patterns (Don’t trust everything that comes out of your copying machine) by Frank Werner

Showcase: Golden Opportunity (A preview of the upcoming book Golden Eagle) by Floyd Scholz

Carving and Painting Low-Head Wigeons, Part I (Working deeks keep their heads down in the first part of a two part demonstration) by Frank Werner

Reference: Mallard (Duck! When you hear that cry, there’s a good chance someone has seen a mallard; reference photos plus Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

Carving and Painting Miniature Pintails, Part Two (Good things do come in small packages) by James Neidigh and Jamie Welsh

2006

Fall 2006:

(Pat Godin’s Spruce Grouse on the Vermillion River is on the cover)

Pied-billed Grebe, Part Two (Painting the grebe) by Doug Mason

Reference: Killdeer (Includes reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) By Rick Burkman

Back to Basics: A Canvas Hunter (Step-by-step instructions will help you make a rig of canvas dekes) by Kenny Rice and Tommy Rogers

The Yellow Warbler, Part One (Carving the bird) by Lonnie Dye


Summer 2006:

(The ring-neck on the cover is by Walter Gaskill)

Painting Notes: Northern Oriole (Capture the colorful oriole) by Jerry Poindexter

Legs and Feet of the Purple Gallinule (Life-like legs and feet) by Allen Lopez

Beginner’s Notebook: A Knife by Any Other Name (What should you consider?) by Bob and Jacquie Goad

Pied-billed Grebe, Part One(Carving the grebe) by Doug Mason

Reference: American Kestrel(Includes reference photos plus Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

Ring-necked Hen Decoy (Complete project in this issue) by Jason Lucio

Judging from a Judge’s Point of View (Insight into the judging process) by Jerry Simchuk


Spring 2006:

(The barred owl on the cover is by Floyd Scholz)

Painting 101: Painting Feathers (Emphasizes reference materials and understanding environment) by Victor Paroyan

Beginner’s Notebook: First Feathers (Mastering a single feather is an essential skill) by Bob Goad

Painting Notes: Steller’s Jay (Dressed in deep gray and blue) by Jerry Poindexter

Carving for Texture: The Eastern Screen Owl (Study reference material and real feather arrangements) by Al Jordan

That Soft Look: Heads and Faces of Waterfowl (Flow patterns and the importance of correct feather layout) by Doug Mason

Surf Scoter(A fast-paced challenge to wing shooters—and carvers; reference photos and Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

Painting the Great Blue Heron(Part Two of the demonstration) by Bob and Sheila Lavender

Building an Electronic Reference Library (Organize those piles of reference photos) by Frank Werner


Winter 2006:

(Cover canvasback by Pat Godin)

Carving out an Ounce of Prevention (a physical therapy offers advice for carvers) by John Celestine

Yellow-rumped Warbler Painting Notes (Pattern, color swatches, and directions) by Jerry Poindexter

Painting a Drake Canvasback (Painting directions with only one mixing procedure) by Victor Paroyan

Eastern Gobblers at Full Strut (The Eastern wild turkey; reference photos plus Jean Minaudier’s pattern and color guide) by Rick Burkman

Carving Miniature Pintails, Part One (Carve the birds) by James Neidigh

Traditional Decoy Carving Woods (15 woods with critical characteristics that influenced how carves used them) by Frank Werner

2005

Fall 2005:

(Peter Palumbo’s Kirtland’s warbler is on the cover)

Beginner’s Notebook: Weathered Post (A base that’s about as simple as it gets) by Glenn Ladenberger

Northern Pygmy Owl Painting Notes (Paint this small western raptor) by Jerry Poindexter

Painted Bunting: Live Bird Feature (Biology, behavior, and habitat of this colorful bird; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Painting a European Starling (In part two of this demonstration, learn how to apply the iridescence) by Mike Ford

Carving a Miniature Great Blue Heron (A small version of a big bird) by Bob Lavender

Repair a Broken Bill (First aid to make it as good as new) by Jamie Welsh

How to Package a Mail-in Entry (Your work is worth careful packing) by Willy McDonald

John Bundy’s Dazzling Decoys (A decoy duplicator?) by Soc Clay

Painting 101: Green-winged Teal Drake (Special insert) by Victor Paroyan


Summer 2005:

(Fall Arrivals on the cover by Denis Schroeder)

Beginner’s Notebook: Carving a White Pine Branch, Part Two (Complete your composition) by Glenn Ladenberger

Fall Arrives (Carving the centerpiece sculpture for the Easton Waterfowl Festival) by Dennis Schroeder

European Starling in Winter Plumage, Part One (Carving a bird with an unfortunate reputation) by Mike Ford

Whistling Ducks (Occupying a niche between geese and ducks; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

It’s More Than a Piece of Wood (A third article about decorative bases) by Bob and Jacquie Goad

Masterwork Gallery: Harvey Welch (An artist with impressive range)


Spring 2005:

(A yellow-throated warbler by Glenn Ladenberger is on the cover)

Beginner’s Notebook: Creating a White Pine Branch (Complete your composition) by Glenn Ladenberger

Common Nighthawk (Often overlooked carving subjects; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Palm Frond Sculptures, Part Two (Painting the bird) by Del Herbert

Decorative Shoveler Hen, Part Two (Apply color to the carving) by Doug Mason

Lewis’s Woodpecker Painting Notes (Simple, to-the-point instructions) by Jerry Poindexter

Live-Bird Bonus: Endangered Species (Reference photos)

Laminating a Carving Black (Steer away from common pitfalls) by Frank Werner

In a Silent Gap (A tribute to the first time carvers picked up a carving knife) by Dan Marsteller

Painting 101: Painting a Drake Wigeon (Special insert) by Victor Paroyan


Winter 2005:

(The Queue, common murres by Gary Mascaro, is on the cover)

Carving a Kingfisher, Part Two (Give the songbird some color) by Gary Mascaro

Artistic Design and Composition, Part Two (Beyond sculptured bird portraits) BY Keith Mueller

The Art of Painted Bird Sculptures (From function to art) by Lori Myers

Eastern and Western Kingbirds (Tyrant kings; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Decorative Shoveler Hen, Part One (Shed a spoonbill from the block) by Doug Mason

Palm Frond Sculptures, Part One (Carve a California Classic) by Del Herbert

Painting 101: Painting a Drake Redhead (Special insert) by Victor Paroyan

2004

Fall 2004:

(A northern phalarope by Del Herbert is on the cover)

Beginner’s Notebook: Yellow-throated Warbler, Part Five (Painting continued) by Glenn Ladenberger

Red-breasted Merganser (A fish in feathered garb; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Artistic Design and Composition, Part One (Beyond sculptured bird portraits) by Keith Mueller

Carving a Kingfisher (A unique songbird project) by Gary Mascaro

Masterwork Gallery: Cam Merkle (Capturing light and life) by Edna Manning

Service Class Northern Phalarope, Part Two (Effective color mixing brings this bird to life) by Del Herbert


Summer 2004:

(Tom Christie’s Northern Shoveler is on the cover)

Guest Editorial (New blood for the club) by Byrn and JoAnne Watson

Beginner’s Notebook: Yellow-throated Warbler, Part Four (Painting) by Glenn Ladenberger

Western Tanager Painting Notes (Songbird color mixes and instructions) by Jerry Poindexter

Snowy Owl (White winter wanderer; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Northern Shoveler Drake (Carve a hunting decoy) by Tom Christie

Service Class Northern Phalarope, Part One (Use templates for accurate shaping) by Del Herbert

Altering a Pattern (Individualize your work) by John A. Pennucci

Turn, Turn, Turn (Use a lathe to turn your own bases) by Bob and Jacquie Goad


Spring 2004:

(Jim Sprankle’s bald eagle is on the cover)

Beginner’s Notebook: Yellow-throated Warbler, Part Three (Texturing) by Glenn Ladenberger

Painting 101: Hen Head Feathers (A step-by-step painting method) by Victor Paroyan

Mallard Drake Gunning Decoy Pattern by Tom Matus

Masterwork Gallery: The Works of Bob Lavender (Carving out a niche) by Edna Manning

Mr. Sprankle Goes to Washington (Jim Sprankle’s eagle makes its way to the White House) by Dan Marsteller

Feather Study (Carve a wood duck side pocket grouping) by Glenn A. McMurdo

Mated Bluebird Pair (Carve a spring fling) by Ernie Muehlmatt

Gray Jay (Gray ghost trickster; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Get More from Your Design (Form generation and composition perspectives) by Gary Mascaro


Winter 2004:

(A wigeon and chick by Richard Reeves is on the cover)

Beginner’s Notebook: Yellow-throated Warbler, Part Two (Shape the bird) by Glenn Ladenberger

Pintail hen and chick (A project with a family feel) by Richard Reeves

Live Bird Bonus: Endangered Species (Piping plover, northern spotted owl, and Florida grasshopper sparrow)

Black-bellied Whistling Duck Bust, Part Two (Painting the head) by Jamie Welsh

Evening Grosbeak Painting Notes (Color mixes and painting tips) by Jerry Poindexter

Symbol of the Season (The Canada goose; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Making Raptor Eyes (Make your own to get them right) by Richard Finch

Vincent Gianetto, III (Carving the Delaware River tradition) by D. G. Chasseur

2003

Fall 2003:

(Larry Barth’s red-billed tropicbird is on the cover)

Painting 101: Translucence (Creating depth through the transparency of feathers) by Victor Paroyan

Beginner’s Notebook: Yellow-throated Warbler, Part One (Begin carving the songbird) by Glenn Ladenberger

Torch Setup for a Bird Artist (Add a new dimension to your art with metalwork) by Larry Barth

Masterwork Gallery: Larry Barth (Master of birds)

Black-bellied Whistling Duck Bust, Part One (Practice the critical areas of the head) by Jamie Welsh

Color Values, Part One (The language of color) by Keith Mueller

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Paradigm of adaptability) by Robert Braunfield

Northern White Cedar Brant, Part Two (Paint the decoy) by Clinton Chase


Summer 2003:

(Hooded merganser on the cover by Jeff Krete)

Painting 101: Transitional Painting (Achieving the gradual blend from one color to the next) by Victory Paroyan

Beginner’s Notebook: Inside the Inner Circle (A view from the judge’s seat) by Glenn Ladenberger

Gregarious Red-breasted Merganser, Part Three (Painting the hen) by Glenn A. McMurdo

Miniature Waterfowl Sculpture (Create flying wood ducks) by Jeff Krete

Demon of the Desert (Prairie falcon reference) by Kurt M. Robinette

Selecting an Airbrush (Factors to consider before you make a purchase) by Willy McDonald

Mountain Bluebird Painting Notes (Color mixing guide) by Jerry Poindexter

Northern White Cedar Brant, Part One (Carve the decoy) by Clinton Chase


Spring 2003:

(Black-throated blue warbler on the cover by Lonnie Dye)

Beginner’s Notebook: Sunny Side Up! (Get great results with yellow and white) by Glenn Ladenberger

Painting 101: Painting Bills (Achieving the highlights and depth) by Victor Paroyan

Orchid Interlude (Carve and paint green jays and habitat) by Ernie Muehlmatt

Varied Thrush Painting Notes (A painting guide) by Jerry Poindexter

North American Wood Warblers (Vibrant messengers of spring; reference photos) by Robert Braunfield

Live Bird Bonus: Endangered Species

J. B. Garton (World Champion carver) by Edward Rogan

Gregarious Red-breasted Merganser, Part Two (Texturing the finishing) by Glenn A. McMurdo

Annual Index (Spring 2002 through Winter 2003)


Winter 2003:

(Red-breasted merganser on the cover by Glenn A. McMurdo)

Beginner’s Notebook: Attractive Bases (A bird needs more than just two legs to stand on) by Bob and Jacquie Goad

Live Bird Bonus: Egrets (Reference photos)

Notes on the Carolina Paraquet (Carve this colorful extinct bird) by Tom Duran, Jr.

Gregarious Red-breasted Merganser, Part One (Rough out the body and head) by Glenn A. McMurdo

Making Side Templates (An easy way to ensure symmetry) by Bob Buyer

Worldly Wonder (Reference photos of the mandarin, smew, tufted duck, and Eurasian wigeon) by Rick Burkman

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (A miniature project) by Richard L. Reeves

2002

Fall 2002:

(Mallard hen on the cover by Tom Christie)

Beginner’s Notebook: Fixes and Tips for Feather Dilemmas (Some simple techniques) by Glenn Ladenberger

Painting 101: Practice Makes Perfect (Airbrushing exercises will perfect your skills) by Victor Paroyan

Extinct Birds of North America (A collection with artistic and environmental significance) by Tom Duran, Jr.

Painting a Mallard Hen (World Champion hunting decoy techniques) by Tom Christie

Colors and Paint (How to mix the colors you need) by Keith Mueller

Carving a Canvasback in Soap (A fun project for the young and young-at-heart) by Howard K. Suzuki

Fool Hens (The grouse of the woods; reference photos) by Rick Burkman


Summer 2002:

(Cover pintail by Chris Hindley)

Beginner’s Notebook: Feather Color Transitions (The color of a feather from base to tip is not uniform), by Glenn Ladenberger

Semipalmated Plover, Part Two (Paint the shorebird) by Gary Joe Bryan

Wood Duck Family, Part Two (Paint the hen and the drake, and create the chicks) by Bill Veasey

Contemporary Pintail (British carver Chris Hindley shares his unique style) by David Tippey

Masterwork Gallery: The Works of Chris Hindley (Carver of the U.K.) by David Tippey

Bob Bolle (Award-winning carver, colleague, and friend) by Laurie J. Gmyrek

Carolina Wren (Coming soon to a bramble near you; reference photos) by Robert Braunfield

Bird Carver’s Guide to the Internet


Spring 2002:

(Emerald toucanets on cover by Keith Mueller)

Beginner’s Notebook: Birch Branch (Make habitat from wood) by Glenn Ladenberger

Painting 101: Iridescence (Basic principles and tips for getting it right) by Victor Paroyan

Wood Duck Family (A complex project made simple) by Bill Veasey

Painting a Hen Puddle Duck (You, too, can paint a pintail gunner) by Mark Costilow

Mixing Dynamic Earth Tones (An alternative to manufactured tube colors) by Keith Mueller

A Spring of Teal (A close view of the American green-winged teal; reference photos) by Jerome A. Jackson

Semipalmated Plover (Carve a shorebird smoothie) by Gary Joe Bryan

Annual Index (Spring 2001 through Winter 2002)


Winter 2002:

(Wigeon drake on cover by Glenn A. McMurdo)

Beginner’s Notebook: Metalworking, by Glenn Ladenberger

The Audacious American Wigeon, Part Two (Paint the duck) by Glenn A. McMurdo

Traditional Gadwall Hunting Decoy, Part Three (Painting techniques) by Mark Costilow

Masterwork Gallery: Generations (Great horned owl family) by Floyd Scholz

Northern Goshawk (Determined hunter, devoted caretaker; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Head and Neck Joints (Keeping it together) by Frank Werner

Here Comes Da Judge (Or back to the basics) by R. E. Oerman

2001

Fall 2001:

(Gadwalls on the cover by Mark Costilow)

Beginner’s Notebook: Texturing (Tips and techniques) by Victor Paroyan

Great Horned Owl, Part Two (Painting the magnificent owl) by Floyd Scholz

Noah Sterling-style Goldeneye (Carve and paint an antique-style decoy) by Rich Smoker

Traditional Gadwall Hunting Decoy, Part Two (Carve the body) by Mark Costilow

Black-capped Chickadee (A friendly backyard bird; reference photos) by Cynthia Berger

The Audacious American Wigeon, Part One (Learn to raise the primaries on your decorative bird) by Glenn A. McMurdo


Summer 2001:

(Northern Saw-whet owls on the cover by Floyd Scholz)

Beginner’s Notebook: Painting Hen Feathers (Instructions for painting a pintail hen) by Victor Paroyan

Traditional Gadwall Hunting Decoy, Part One (Carve the head) by Mark Costilow

Great Horned Owl, Part One (Carve the imposing owl) by Floyd Scholz

Owls: Behind-the-Scenes Peek (The makings of a masterpiece) by Floyd Scholz

Water Witch (The pied-billed grebe can disappear in a flash; reference photos) by Jerome A. Jackson

Gilbert Maggioni (Early innovator of wildfowl art)


Spring 2001:

(Cover gadwall by Jett Brunet)

Beginner’s Notebook: How to Use Photos for Carving (Ideas, reference, patterns) by Victor Paroyan

Carolina Wren, Part Two (Paint a one-piece songbird and habitat) by Ernie Muehlmatt

Yellow Rail (Mystery in the marsh; reference photos) by Rick Burkman

Texturing a Black Duck (Setting up for painting with oils or acrylic) by Jett Brunet

Masterwork Gallery: The Works of Jett Brunet (A look through the eyes of a master)

Basic Repairs (How to fix a damaged carving) by Lonnie Dye

Annual Index (Spring 2000-Winter 2001)


Winter 2001:

(Green jays on the cover by Ernie Muehlmatt)

Carolina Wren, Part One (Carve a one-piece songbird and habitat) by Ernie Muehlmatt

Fran McHugh (In memorium)

More Feather Close-ups (Photography by George Wilkes)

Bird Sculptures of the Millennium (On display at the Ward Museum) by Candy Bradshaw

Belted Kingfisher (North American angler; reference photos) by Cynthia Berger

Kingfishers Galore (More kingfishers from around the globe)

Painting the Mallard Speculum (Techniques for a smoothie) by Michael Harde

Black Epoxy (Better craftsmanship through chemistry) by Frank Werner

Lower Bill Attachment (A technique for carving an open-mouthed bird) by Tony Cusumano

2000

Fall 2000:

(Cover peregrine by Greg Woodard)

Beginner’s Notebook: Tertials (A step-by-step guide) by Victor Paroyan

Gray Phase Screech Owl (Paint the owl’s subtle shades) by Susan rod

Roseate and Common Tern Restoration Decoys (The romance and means of making two tern restoration decoys) by Bob Buyer

Scootin’ Scoters (Fizzy, skunk-bill, and patch head; reference photos) by Jerome A. Jackson

Masterwork Gallery: We’re Back! (Greg Woodard’s in-flight peregrine falcon), photography by Borge B. Anderson and Associates

Substratum Wildfowl Sculpture (A unique approach to form and structure) by Jack Szolis

The Bolo (A gift that lasts forever) by Charles Frank


Summer 2000:

(Cover sun bittern by Marcus Schultz)

Beginner’s Notebook: Refining the Basics (Some helpful hints) by Victor Paroyan

Roseate Spoonbill (carve and paint the pink waterbird) by Robert and Jacqueline Goad

Working with Cottonwood (Find pleasure in carving this unique wood) by Jeff Meyer

Masterwork Gallery: Sun bittern (Extraordinary work by Marcus Schultz), photography by Ernie Sparks

McCleery Decoy Auction (Sleeping Canada goose breaks record) by Candice R. Tennant

Scarlet Tanager (A touch of the tropics in the northeast woods; reference photos) by Robert Braunfield

Jewels of Latin America (toucans, aracaries, and toucanets), reference photos by Rick and Nora Bowers

Head Lines (A new application of some time-tested methods of marking) by Frank Werner


Spring 2000:

(Scissor-tailed flycatchers on the cover by Lonnie Dye)

Beginner’s Notebook: Do You Have CTS? (Coping with pain) by Victor Paroyan

Bobby Sutton (founding father, earnest leader, faithful friend) by Byrn and JoAnne Watson

Superstructure Secrets (Constructing the superstructure for in-flight scissor-tailed flycatchers) by Lonnie Dye

Yellow-shafted Flicker (Painting notes for the widespread songbird) by Susan Rod

Bay-winged Hawk (The Harris’ Hawk can be identified by its chestnut shoulders; reference photos) by Kurt Robinette

Open Pintail Bill (Carve the head and bill from one piece of wood) by Russell Martin, Jr.

Annual Index (Spring 1999-Winter 2000)


Winter 2000:

(Cover cardinals by Bob Guge)

Beginner’s Notebook: Vermiculation (Not just wavy lines anymore) by Glenn Ladenberger

Miniature Wild Turkey, Part Two (World Champion painting techniques) by Jeff Rechin

“Faux Bronze” (Achieve a bronze look in wood) by J.F. Thomas, Ph.D, P.E.

Decorative Tundra Swan, Part Two (Bringing it all together) by Vic Kirkman

Female Northern Cardinal (Bob Guge paints a favorite) by Curtis J. Badger

Teeter-Tail (The spotted sandpiper’s unique stride makes it stand out; reference photos) by Jerome A. Jackson

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