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Friday, January 21, 2011

That beautiful speculum!



In this post I include a close-up of the duck to better visualize the feather detail. I am quite happy that most of the duck is now finished... I could barely wait to add the beautiful iridescent blue turquoise of the speculum! I kept that part for last...a reward of sorts, for all the hard feather work I had to do.
Although it is harder to achieve crisp detail working on the suede as compared to sandpaper, I find painting bird feathers much easier on the former.

8 comments:

Dors said...

Oh reward definitely needed for the details in the feathers. Beautifully done. I really can't wait to see this one finished.
I am as excited with this one as with the Egret.

Brilliant

Laurene said...

The water is just a beautifully done as the feathers!

Colette Theriault said...

I love your feedback Doreen, I'm looking forward to your next project!

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks for dropping in Laurene! I appreciate your comment!

ivana said...

this is lovely Colette, the details is beautiful as always...i too love the way you did the water, brilliant

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you kindly, Ivana!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful!!! The dark feathers in his back as well as the iridescent blue brought the painting to a finish!! You should be so proud of this one. I love it.!

sam said...

Beautiful, such movement in the duck, and the water is spectacular)