A white eagle and a mother and cub painted on smudge feathers One of the challenges of painting on a tiny surface is making sure everything fits the way you need it to. When painting the bears, they were mapped in before starting on the detail. Single animals always offer […]
For our fellow Whovians! When you’re used to doing animals on feathers, human portraits can push your limits. What better way to stretch them out than by painting a miniature David Tennant on a small turkey feather! Portraits are always much slower moving than most of the animal paintings. There’s […]
There is nothing like the myths of creatures lurking in the deep. But there is little as intimidating, or lovable, as the Lovecraftian stories of Cthulhu. He’s even got his own adorable theme song and animated cartoon! Not too long ago, Amber got a special request to paint Cthulhu rising […]
After a long hiatus, Amber has gotten a brand new feather out! This little guy was seen at the Greensboro Science Center in North Carolina. Thankfully we were able to capture a few photos that really showed off this beautiful creature! Check out the slideshow below for the progression photos!
Walking into a new art store is always a mix of excitement and intimidation, especially when looking for new paint brushes. Will a new brand produce better results or should I stick to the ones I know and love? How much of a change is a different line by the […]
There is an interesting idea that a skilled artist can always just jump into a new medium and Voila! Instant beauty. While there may be some truth behind the idea that those with natural skill have an easier time than most, there is still quite a bit of trial and […]
Everyone approaches a painting differently. Some like to flesh out all the shapes while others go straight for specific detail. Though I normally don’t do my feather paintings with an audience, I often get questions about how I go about painting upon a feather. The feather that is featured above […]
We enjoy making crafts out of natural materials. Recently, Amber had the pleasure of learning how to make cordage from a traveling survivalist. While it took a little bit to get used to, the process was surprisingly easy and quite enjoyable. Yucca is pretty amazing as a plant. The natives […]
One of the most notable birds that visitors to the Outer Banks are drawn to is the pelican. It is an amazing site to watch these huge birds glide in over the dunes.
I’ve been away for quite a while, but I’ve been working on a lot of different and new things. Mainly trying to find new paints that will work better for my use on feathers. The feathers have a challenging texture to work with, never mind the thinness. After a lot […]
Replicating designs, as I mentioned in a previous post, has always been a huge challenge. Painting the clogs in the more common style requires not only replication, but symmetry as close to perfection as possible. To help myself work up to doing more elaborate designs I’ve started working on something […]
First feather I’ve painted in a LONG time. While stalking around Facebook, I came across Orry Martin: Texas Snake Hunter. Do you know how difficult it is to find excellent reference images for snakes? I know there is a lot of fear surrounding them, but I’ve never seen so many […]