Monday, February 15, 2010

Feathers


I have finally started painting my small collection of feathers.
This first batch comes from a Red-legged partridge, Alectoris rufa. It is a gallinaceous bird found in Europe and in Asia.
I tried to identify them, hope I got them right: a flank feather, a plume from the breast, a primary, a secondary (these are wing feathers) and a tail feather.

7 comments:

  1. Sketching feathers, what a fun idea! Lovely.

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  2. How gorgeous, Barbara...I love seeing all the different kinds and colors and designs from a single bird. Broadens our concepts, when we think of the word "feather"!

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  3. Beautiful, but scary idea! All that fine work! You did an amazing job Barbara.

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  4. Thank you everyone! I always wanted to reproduce feathers, they are all so different and have different functions too. I guess you are right, Maree, there's quite a bit of fine work in it, but I enjoy detail and get carried away. It really teaches you to look and see what you are drawing.

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  5. Barbara, that's exactly why I love working from nature...it really makes me LOOK, and pay attention...

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  6. Wow, these are great, so beautifully and lovingly done! And I so appreciate the bird portrait to go with them, thank you!

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