Lures & Decoys

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

The classic French saying "vendre des canards à moitié" meant "to fool" or "to cheat" —literally "to half-sell ducks." The expression led to the use of "canard" with the meaning a hoax or fabrication. oil on canvas 24" x 24 inches / 61cm x 61cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

Oil on canvas 18" x 18 inches 45.7cm x 45.7cm

The catch with these devious attention grabbers is their natural likeness. Posed as oil paintings of attractive objects, these Bass Pro portraits of subterfuged artifice tackle trophy hunting and are aimed towards the baited bluffing of an onlooking quarry. The decoys are set against Monet —that's one of many hooks.

"Lure", 2015
"Lure", 2015

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm

"Lure", 2015
"Lure", 2015

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm

"Lures", 2015
"Lures", 2015

Oil on canvas 18" x 18 inches 45.7cm x 45.7cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

Oil on canvas 24" x 24 inches 61cm x 61cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

Oil on canvas 18" x 18 inches 45.7cm x 45.7cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

The classic French saying "vendre des canards à moitié" meant "to fool" or "to cheat" —literally "to half-sell ducks." The expression led to the use of "canard" with the meaning a hoax or fabrication. oil on canvas 24" x 24 inches / 61cm x 61cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

The classic French saying "vendre des canards à moitié" meant "to fool" or "to cheat" —literally "to half-sell ducks." The expression led to the use of "canard" with the meaning a hoax or fabrication. oil on canvas 24" x 24 inches / 61cm x 61cm

"Lure", 2015
"Lure", 2015

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

Oil on canvas 18" x 18 inches 45.7cm x 45.7cm Private collection, Toronto

"Lures", 2015
"Lures", 2015

Oil on canvas 18" x 18 inches 45.7cm x 45.7cm

Monet Water Lilies
Monet Water Lilies

"Water Lilies" by Claude Monet, circa 1915-26 Oil on canvas 78.75 " x 167.5 inches 200cm x 425.45cm Collection: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

Oil on canvas 30" x 30 inches 76.2cm x 76.2cm

"Decoy", 2015
"Decoy", 2015

Oil on canvas 30" x 30 inches 76.2cm x 76.2cm

"Lure", 2016
"Lure", 2016

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm Private collection, Toronto

"Lure", 2016
"Lure", 2016

Oil on canvas 12" x 12 inches 30.5cm x 30.5cm