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Author Topic: Painting Feathers in oils  (Read 905 times)


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on: September 09, 2011, 03:33:12 PM
I am painting a large picture of two macaws in oils.   How can I make the feathers look realistic?

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Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 03:36:47 PM
Wild life artist John Seerey-Lester has a wonderful video on painting feathers in acrylics, which could also be utilized with oils.


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Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 09:03:31 PM
HERE is the link I found to the videos Sharon is talking about

Look out for the shadows that the top feather casts on the bottom feather, this is one of the things I have found that help to create depth when painting feathers