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Friday, August 1, 2014

Feathers...done and dusted


 As promised I'm posting the finished painting from Wednesday and the WOYWW linkup. 

Instead of visiting everyone's desk today, I decided to use the time to revisit my own desk and finish the feather painting. 
Don't worry I'll get to visit everyone who visited me and maybe a few more if I can...hopefully later tonight when someone's distracted with the Commonwealth Games coverage. 
Here's the photo from Wednesday's post first for those who didn't see it.
(click here if you want to see the post)


(I'm still unsure who has lost the feather, so if you know then just pop my a line...I'm still thinking it's from a buzzard. 
We have quite a few living nearby and they often fly over the garden)

At one stage I thought I'd ruined the painting, so I just took a deep breath and went for it... apparently that's what I should always do. It'll help loosen my work.
I've been stating that unfortunately it doesn't look like the real feather, but then I'm also told that if you want your work to look like the real thing...then take a photo! 
So here's the final piece
 I used Daler-Rowney Acrylic Ink which is a new medium for me. 
I'm enjoying exploring and discovering just how they work, plus I used a fine nib for the highlights. 
So there you are...finally a finished piece of work and with that in mind I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and The Artist's Play Room

I wish you all a happy weekend.
Have fun and enjoy! 
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23 comments:

  1. These are wonderful Neesie!! I'm working with feathers too but mine is string art... I've seen a few beautiful ones on Pinterest and decided to give it a gooo... Wish me luck! Hugs! deb

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    1. Hehe thanks Deb,
      I'll have to pop across to see your feathers. They sound very interesting.
      Isn't Pinterest great for inspiration?
      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting once again ;D
      xoxo

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  2. Neesie, your feathers look so real. Very beautiful work. My husband tied fishing flies and I have inherited all his fly tying materials. Yours could have come right from his boxes of fur and feathers.

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    1. Faye, I'm honoured to think that my feather is worthy to be in your husband's collection ;D
      Thanks for your lovely comment and visit.
      Enjoy your weekend

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  3. beautiful beautiful!!!!! You know how I love feathers!!! In fact I painted feathers today!! Great minds think a like!

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    1. Aww thanks Laurie,
      I know you like feathers and your owl post with the feathers inspired me to paint mine.
      I was thinking about painting feathers after seeing yours, but then I actually found the feather in my garden so it was a message and a must! ;D
      Have a wonderful weekend and I'll look forward to seeing your feathers soon.
      xoxo

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    1. Thanks... I'm just pleased I managed to revisit and finish it ;D
      Have a great weekend whatever you have planned
      xoxo

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  5. Oh, my goodness! This is stunning! Your feathers fill my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

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    1. Well I've never heard a compliment like it Beth...thank you ;D
      Have a fantastic weekend whatever you get up to...have fun and thanks for stopping by

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  6. I love that beautiful feather - it has your imprint on it and it's true that if I wanted to see a real feather I would look on the ground or at a photo. Your feather is sinuous and just lovely.

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    1. Wow thanks for such a lovely comment.
      I'm always a little nervous putting my art out but when I receive such positive compliments then maybe I'm doing something right ;D
      Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by

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  7. Wow! Your feathers are gorgeous, Neesie. Your line work is exquisite, and the composition has a very classic feel to it. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much Arnoldo, I'm thrilled to read your reaction and kind words.
      Blessings to you too

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  8. Stunning feathers..wow it is amazing how these turned out! Impressive work my dear!! Not to be doubted they are gorgeous!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Aww thanks Giggles,
      I was pleased in the end with how the feathers turned out.
      I hope you're having a great weekend and thanks for visiting my place.

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  9. Mmm, I love these feathers, Neesie!!
    How fun to be playing with the acrylic inks - I haven't tried them, but you make them look tempting! To me, the original feather looks more like an owl feather - which would be distinguishable by a soft 'fur' on the top of the feather ... & I find they smell similar to a cat's fur!! That fuzz helps make the wingbeat 'whisper soft' ...
    Happy PPF
    Nadya
    http://dia-creationstation.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh thank you so much Dia for your lovely comment.
      It is fun playing with the inks and I think we may even become best friends in the future ;D
      I hope you get a chance to play too.
      I've been doing some research and even sniffed the feather (hehe...which maybe a little too much information) and I think you may be right about the feather being an owls feather. Thanks for your interesting info...it was fascinating.
      Happy PPF to you and I wish you a wonderful weekend
      xoxo

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  10. Stopped by to see what you have been doing and was stunned by your feather painting. I have no idea what bird left you the original but your work is really terrific. I've never heard of Acrylic inks. Will have to check the local art store.

    Darla

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    1. I'm so happy you did stop by Darla, it's great to see you again ;D
      And what's even better is that I had some art for you to see.
      I'm beginning to think that the feather belongs to an owl and not a buzzard...so I'm keeping an eye and ear out for evidence.
      I recommend if you get a chance to have a play with the inks. I'm beginning to love working with them.
      I hope your weekend is going well...enjoy your Sunday xoxo

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  11. Oh, I have a thing about feathers and these are absolutely wonderful!! Thanks for posting the finished piece. Great job. Yes--if you want realism--take a photo. I try "toward" it, I guess. But I cannot get there, regardless, so representation works much better for me. Or is it called interpretation. Whatever. These are great! Have a super weekend! :)

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  12. Really wonderful feathers. There is magic in them.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  13. I am now officially insanely late for PPF visits but glad i made it here to see your awesome feathers... they are very very cool... I wonder if they are the same inks that Von has been using... great result...xx

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