Decoy by JenKiwi

Decoy

JenKiwi

2 February 2014 at 15:20:35 MST

More "salvage" art for my parents' beach house: A vinyl/resin duck decoy*.

This poor thing had been painted cornflower-blue and spattered with white paint to make what we'll call a 1980s-era "country cottage" decoration when we found him. I repainted him to be a mallard, since they're ubiquitous enough and often seen in the area.

He has some damage - irregular pock-marks gouged into his face, back, and sides - but since weathered/driftwood decoys are popular in the Outer Banks, didn't bother patching these spots. (Besides, it gives him some character.)

I think he turned out well, considering he's the first decoy I've tried my hand at. He won't have to worry about being shot at, either - he's destined for display on top of the cabinets at my folks' beach house.

*I don't know my way around decoys - especially those not carved from wood - so you'll forgive me for being uncertain if this duck was ever actually used as such, or was originally intended as a decorative piece. He's made out of either molded vinyl or non-brittle resin, and is sturdy but hollow - he floats, but sits low in the water.

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