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The Folk Art of Greg Goul — Carvings, Inspiration, Nature, and Sketches.

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I saw a few Indigo Buntings last Summer, and they were spectacular. Indigo Buntings are only in Indiana during the breeding seasons of Spring and Summer. The male is a brilliant deep blue and is smaller than the Blue Grosbeak. The female tends to be brownish with diffuse streaking on it’s breast and flanks. Younger birds resemble the female.

This folk art bird carving of an Indigo Bunting is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.

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I’ve tried for weeks to photograph this folk art rooster outside with no luck. It was always too sunny, or the color cast was too great to work with. The one thing that I had been noticing though, was the morning light hitting this carving while perched on the dining room table facing East. It’s always dramatic, but only for a short period of time. Maybe that is how I need to shoot this carving for a more detailed series of photographs and post (and with a camera, not a phone). I think it’s an interesting approach. What do you think?

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About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water. Some variation of the Gull seems to exist everywhere in the world. My folk art bird carving is more based on the Herring Gull and is abundant in the Winter months in the southern parts of the United States. Herring Gulls are year-round in the Michigan area, and generally bread in the Canadian region.

This folk art bird carving of a Herring Gull is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints, various stains, and techniques to age the carving.

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While House Sparrows won’t make anybody’s favorite bird list, they are the most abundant bird congregating around the bird feeders. The House Sparrow is strongly associated with human habitations, and live in both urban and rural settings. Though found in widely varied habitats and climates, it typically avoids extensive woodlands, grasslands, and deserts. It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater. House Sparrows commonly eat insects and many other foods. Its predators include domestic cats, hawks, and owls.

This folk art bird carving of a House Sparrow is carved from Basswood. I used milk paints and various stains to age the carving.

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