Northern Shoveler Drake Fully Decorative – Glenn A. McMurdo
Northern Shoveler Drake – life-size full decorative Tupelo wood carvings. Drake is approximately 15x6x4.5 high
This pair won 3rd Best in World Class Pairs in 2015 at the Ward Foundation World Carving Championships in Ocean City. On sale here is the Drake only.
The drake also placed 1st in division and 2nd Best in Show at the Quinte Wood Show in Belleville, Ontario in April of 2016. Full Decorative means that they are competitive carvings, every feather is drawn on, carved in and burned on prior to painting. These birds must float for competition and float the way a live pair of birds would on the water, both birds must interact with each other and tell the same story from tip of bill to tail feathers. An example would be if the hen is sleeping and the drake has mating on his mind, it probably won’t go well for him in the end!
Price includes shipping, handling and insurance from artist’s location in Canada. Additional shipping and handling required for locations outside Continental U.S.
Canadian sculptor Glenn A. McMurdo, started carving in 1986. He has always been a keen observer of wildlife from boat or shore, especially waterfowl, McMurdo’s appreciation for nature and patient attention to detail clearly contribute to the remarkably life-like appearance of his meticulous sculptures. McMurdo shares his mastery and mentors emerging artists by teaching woodcarving and painting for colleges, art schools, museums and informal groups. He is the author and illustrator of many,”How to Carve and Paint” books and articles published by Wildfowl Carving, i.e. Green-winged Teal pair, Wood Ducks, Bittern, Red-breasted Merganser hen, Widgeon, Ruddy Duck and the Bufflehead hen to name a few. He has also judged at many prestigious carving exhibitions.