Learn by Watching Painting and Carving Skills
At our ODCCA Show, March 14-15, 2020, you will find hands-on demonstrations throughout the weekend. Three painting contests will be held Sunday morning where spectators can watch and learn from the best. Winning entries will be auctioned.
Click here to view the 2020 Competition Rules.
And to get you started, listed below are links to how-to-videos. ODCCA hosts 22 painting/carving contests and competitors from novice to open are welcome!
George Kruth, "bird art."
Published on the Pat Godin website, on Jun 7, 2010. This video's focus is on airbrushing waterfowl carvings, George Kruth, an internationally known artist who concentrates his efforts on "bird" art, shows you how to use templates to create special effects and preserve the 3D shapes of your subjects under any lighting. Freehand methods to create broad blends and to soften lines where abrupt color changes occur. He also uses washes to tie elements together and crisp lines to define the softness and put them in focus.
Tips on making fish decoys
Fish Decoys: Folk Art Beneath the Ice
examined an art form rooted in the ancient tradition of spear fishing. Host Mark Greenig traveled to communities throughout the Minnesota lake country, talking with carvers young and old, hearing their stories, and learning about their craft.Published on Jul 29, 2016.
Producer/Editor: Tapio Kube
This Prairie Public Classic documentary was first aired in 2001.
Painting a Shorebird, 2013 ODCCA Show
Published on Apr 21, 2015Brad Falkinburg - Painting a Shorebird - 2013 Ohio Decoy Show.
Decoy Carving with Rich Smoker
Published on Jul 10, 2018 Maryland Traditions - Rich Smoker , Decoy carver, in Marion Station Maryland.
Goodbye to a Carving Legend
Published on May 1, 2017Local decoy carvers are mourning the loss of legendary carver Cigar Daisey. Find out how much the Chincoteague native means to the carving community.