In this sixth book of the Carving and Painting series, carvers are led through all the phases of carving an American Kestrel--from roughing out the major feather groups to carving the head and adding individual feathers. The finishing touches--burning, texturing, and painting--are fully described, enabling the carver to create a stunningly lifelike kestrel.
A professional artist since 1983, Floyd Scholz is one of the preeminent bird carvers and painters in the world. Now in his 45th year of carving, he is also the author of five award-winning books on the art form. Floyd's in-depth knowledge of birds, especially raptors, has enabled him to inspire a whole generation of wildfowl carvers and artists. He shares his love of birds and passion for art with his students at the Vermont Raptor Academy in Bennington. He splits his time between Vermont and Florida.