Carved Waterfowl by Dr. Jack Taylor
Kansas City, Missouri

The following gallery of Waterfowl are all carved from a large block of wood and many from a single piece, ranging from hardwood, exotic wood, or softer wood.
It takes 80 to 120 hours of detail hand carving, instrument carving, followed by wood burning to create the feathers and feather groups, and each piece is then painted with acrylics.
The feet and legs are made from brass welding rod and dental acrylic. Each foot is individually constructed.
Each bird is distinctly different, but carved to natural size of the species, unless noted.
The majority of these carvings have received a blue ribbon in judging through a variety of venues.

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Canvasback Canvasback Canvasback Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
One of the largest and fastest ducks, clocked at 70 mph.
This bird has a leaning position common for scratching under the wing, head, or neck.
Gadwall
Drake
Gadwall Squatting Rest Gadwall Squatting Rest This carving is named "Squatting Rest".
Carved from tupelo, feathers woodburned, painted with acrylics.
Showing a varied attitude of the feet. (Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in September 2011!
Goldeneye
Drake
Goldeneye Goldeneye This alert drake is carved from tupelo, feathers are detail carved, woodburned, painted with acrylics.
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in September 2012
Canada
Goose
Walnut Goose Walnut Goose Measuring 14”tall & 23” long, detail carved from walnut, feathers woodburned,
finished natural with Polyurethane.
Harlequin
Duck
Harlequin Duck Harlequin Duck This adventurous duck is carved from tupelo, has elaborate feathers detail carved,
woodburned, painted with acrylics. (Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in September 2014.
Common
Loon
Loon Loon Note the distinguishing feature in full sun of having a fluorescent green on the head of basically a black and white bird.
Carved from Tupelo, painted with acrylics
Pretty marked bird, pairs mate for life.
This one is approx. 1/2 size. The actual bird body averages 40" long.
Mallard
Drake
Drake Mallard Drake Mallard “Old Green Head”, probably the most wanted and taken by hunters.
Little curled feathers on top of rump are notable on this bird.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Mallard
Hen
Hen Mallard Hen Mallard Charming alert companion to the drake is also carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
These are generally very well off limits to hunters to keep the species well stocked.
Hen
and
Baby
Mallards
Hen & Baby Mallards Hen & Baby Mallards This family took almost 3 months to complete.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
"Are These Really Mine?" Named for her rewards.
Merganser
Red
Breasted
Red Breasted Merganser Red Breasted Merganser This elaborately carved challenge is from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
The fine hair like feathers were finished out with a very fine jewelry saw to get the hairs long and deep.
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in March, 2013
Old
Squaw
Drake
Old Squaw Old Squaw Also referred to as a “Long Tail Duck”.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Sub-artic ocean duck. Graceful texturing to blend into the environment.
Brown
Pelican
Brown Pelican Brown Pelican Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Miniature size, 8" Tall.
Pintail Standing Pintail Standing Pintail Carved from tupelo, full size, feathers are all hand carved, woodburned, painted with acrylics.
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in December 2012.
Pintail Gum Pintail Gum Pintail Carved from Red Gum, 1/2 Size, feathers are woodburned, finished natural with polyurethane.
Atlantic
Puffin
Puffin Puffin Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
These sub-artic birds use ocean and coastal habitat.
Common names include "Clowns of the Sea" and "Parrots of the Sea".
These were a rewarding challenge in collaboration with Cornell University as they are
trying to re-establish a colony of these birds off the far north New England coast.
Atlantic
Puffin
Close-Ups
Puffin Puffin Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
The colorful bills are present during mating season.
Redhead Redhead Redhead Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Color of the bill and bright red head are very distinct markings.
(Mounted on an oak base).
Ruddy
Duck
Drake
Ruddy Ruddy Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Funniest and smallest feisty duck, the uniqueness of this carving is the tail,
usually carved separately, then inserted- but this one is carved as one solid piece.
Thus the tail feathers are all carved cross-grain.
(Mounted on a walnut base).
Greater
Scaup
Flying
Greater Scaup Flying Greater Scaup Flying Elaborate full body with very detailed carving. Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in January 2014!
Lesser
Scaup
Drake
Lesser Scaup Drake Lesser Scaup Drake "Food Ahead"
Also called "Blue Bill" because of the Purple fluorescence on the head.
One of the most common game ducks frequently harvested.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in January 2012!
Shoveler
Drake
Shoveler Floater Shoveler Floater Frequently harvested by over anxious hunters thinking they are shooting a mallard
because of the similar colors and patterns.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Shoveler
Drake
Shoveler Standing Shoveler standing Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in February, 2012!
Blue
Wing
Teal
Blue Wing Teal Blue Wing Teal One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

New in July 2012!
Blue
Wing
Teal
Blue Wing Teal Blue Wing Teal One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics
(Mounted on a walnut base.)

"The Stretch."

New in July 2011!
Blue
Wing
Teal
Blue Wing Teal Blue Wing Teal One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics


New in July 2011!
Cinnamon
Teal
Cinnamon Teal Cinnamon Teal One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics.
"Preening Interrupted."
They number far less than the Blue and Green Wing Teal.

New in July 2011!
Green
Wing
Teal
Green Wing Teal - Standing Green Wing Teal - Standing One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics.
(Mounted on a Walnut Base.)

New in 2007!
Green
Wing
Teal
Green Wing Teal - Standing Green Wing Teal - Standing1 One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics.
(Mounted on a Walnut Base.)

This carving is New in 2014-2015!
Green
Wing
Teal
Green Wing Teal - Standing Green Wing Teal - Standing1 One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics.
(Mounted on a Walnut Base.)

This carving is New in 2014-2015!
Green
Wing
Teal
Green Wing Teal - Standing Green Wing Teal - Standing1 One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Carved from Tupelo, Painted with Acrylics.
(Mounted on a Walnut Base.)

This carving is New in 2014-2015!
Green
Wing
Teal
Green Wing Teal-Flying Green Wing Teal-Flying One of our smaller ducks, but also one of the prettiest.
Note even the gold pattern under the rump.
This is the reason it is mounted over a mirror "pond".
Each wing is about 14" long.
Widgeon Widgeon Widgeon This duck is also frequently called a “Bald Pate” because the head has so little color texturing it looks bald.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Wood
Duck
Drake
Wood Duck Drake Wood Duck Drake The features are so color and pattern distinct they almost do not look real.
Carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
Wood
Duck
Pair
Wood Duck Pair Wood Duck Drake Showing off the elaborately carved pair carved from tupelo, painted with acrylics.
The drake is over-protective of the hen.
These birds are approx. 1/2 size.
The nesting box is courtesy of mother nature.
Wood
Duck
Hen
Wood Duck Hen Wood Duck Hen The hen is fully carved and painted and can be displayed separately, if so desired.

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