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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:

  1. 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

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  2. The water is just a beautifully done as the feathers!

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

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  4. Thanks for dropping in Laurene! I appreciate your comment!

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

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  6. 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.!

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

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