Simplicity is the key for working decoys–the anatomy is simplified, and the painting is stylized and very basic. Loons were the very first decoys we carved when we started way back when. These are "shelf " or "waterline" decoys, slicks that are solid bodied, without keels, with all details painted on. Bodies and heads are pine. Like our Seal Island Puffins, these are available in three sizes. Actually there are even more, but those are classified as ornaments. In case you are more the DIY type, we offer a Miniature Loon Kit so that you can try your hand at carving your own loon. They also make great gifts for that carver who is just starting out. Fond of loons? We even offer Loon Cake Toppers and Loon Ornaments for Christmas or anytime of the year. We even make loon feather pins.
BTW if you plan to order a lifesize Loon, DO NOT believe what the automated shopping cart returns as the shipping charge. Instead, drop us an email with your shipping address and we will provide you with a direct (and accurate) shipping quote.
Here's a better look at the detailing...
Yes, there's an extra one in the photo, because in addition to the three sizes listed above, we will make them to whatever size suits your particular application.
[The one in the 8 o'clock position was commissioned.]
We also make fully realistic loons, some with chicks as well, like this one...
Here's a closer look...
This happens to be a lifesize loon with a chick, but we make miniatures as well. All are custom orders, so please allow sufficient lead time.
Realistic pieces like this one are usually handled on a custom basis, but then again, we might actually have what you are looking for already in our gallery.
If you are unable to stop in the easiest way to find out would be to give us a call or drop us an email and we can forward photos of what we have.