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The Artistry Studios of Wildfowl Carving
Featuring original Wildfowl Sculpture in Wood, Decorative Lifesize & Miniature Wildfowl Sculptures,
Palm Frond Sculptures, Interpretive Sculpture and Limited Edition Bronzes of Award Winning Artist Laurie J. McNeil

The 2016 Spring Issue Wildfowl Carving Magazine features part two (pages 22-39) of Laurie's
"By Any Other Name"
article. Part two shows her process of hand-painting a decorative smoothie Oldsquaw drake using DecoArt Traditions acrylic paint.

Current YouTube Powercarving & Woodburning Demonstration
Blue-winged Teal Drake Wing

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Find Laurie's most recent articles in Wildfowl Carving Magazine...

Wildfowl Carving Magazine - Winter 2016 Long-tailed Duck - "By Any Other Name" - Part 1 of 2 - Carving and painting a one-piece decorative smoothie Oldsquaw Drake Duck - Winter 2016
"Madagascar Waltz" - Madagascar Grebe Pair - Feather Carving, Texturing, Woodburning and Painting in Oils - Part 3 of 3 - Spring 2015
"Madagascar Waltz" - Madagascar Grebe Pair - Power Carving - Part 2 of 3 - Winter 2015
"Madagascar Waltz" - Madagascar Grebe Pair - Patternmaking - Part 1 of 3 - Fall 2014
"Back to the World" Painting a Common Loon - Part 3 of 3 - Winter 2014
"Back to the World" Texturing a Common Loon - Part 2 of 3 - Fall 2013
Summer 2013 cover "Back to the World" Carving a Common Loon - Part 1 of 3 - Summer 2013
Winter 2013 cover "Betty's Birds" - Betty Odine and her Wildfowl Sculpture Collection - Winter 2012

ACEO Sculptures - Sculpting a 2.5" x 3.5" x .75" Wildfowl Sculpture  - Summer 2012


Full Articles published on the Web...

Palm Frond Carvings - Then & Now
by Laurie J Gmyrek - IWCA Web Site - Fall 2006

Bob Bolle - Award Winning Carver, Colleague, & Friend
by Laurie J. Gmyrek - Wildfowl Carving Magazine - Summer 2002

Using Patterns
By Laurie J. Gmyrek Published WWWoodCarver E-zine

Laurie J. Gmyrek, LoonLady
by Si Seifert WWWoodcarver E-zine February 1998

The 25th Anniversary California Open Carving Competition
by Gary Illmanen - Artwork Network February 1998

Carving a Palm Frond for the California Open
by Laurie J. Gmyrek - Wildfowl Carving & Collecting Magazine June 1997, revised January 1999

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