Although I absolutely love working on this blog, I also have an inherent need to paint quite often.
This is my latest feather painting, albeit a work in progress:
As you can see, I like to work on (and finish) the faces of my portraits before I start to work on the regalia and hair – Although I need a few more sessions before the face is complete on this painting. Then I’ll need an additional 6 hours or so to complete the clothing and regalia. I guess I enjoy seeing the painting come to life as I am working on the face -To me, the face is what truly captures the emotion in the piece, and the rest is just icing on the cake.
The turkey feather I am working on is about 11 inches tall, but the actual painted area is only 4 inches tall, which makes his face only 3/4″ tall – about the size of a nickel. So far I have mainly used a 20/0 spotter for most of his face, and occasionally a slightly larger brush for blending.
Anyhow, being that this is a work in progress, I’ll post some more pictures when it is complete.
If this is your first time visiting my blog, or if you haven’t seen it already, I have posted a video on YouTube which shows my entire process of painting a portrait on a feather from beginning to end. It is a time lapse video, so you wont have to sit through the actual 12+ hours it took. Having said that, it is still 10 minutes long, so you wont hurt my feelings if you skip through a few parts here and there. – Here it is below:
If you have any questions about feather painting or anything else art related, or heck if you just feel like leaving a comment, please feel free to leave one in the comment section below! Thanks for visiting! And stay tuned for the finished painting!
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And Happy Painting!