Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tiny Dancer

The lighting doesn't do her justice, but she'd like to dance on her mushroom nonetheless. 

Feather: Pheasant
Size: About 1" long

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Some Pig

I was walking on the Natchez Trace not long ago, admiring the spider webs in the trees, when I was struck with inspiration. Spider webs on feathers is a natural fit. The first simple webs with spiders and moths went well and I began to toy with what else I could do with the subject. I'm just getting started, but playing with scenes from Charlotte's Web was fun as a next step. Wilbur is peaking up over the natural curve of the black band of the feather. I realized after I painted it that I could have imposed a symmetrical curve over the natural slanted slope and no one would have known the difference. At first I was displeased with the result, but the more I look at it, the more I'm glad I kept the quirky natural shape of the band. 

Length of wild turkey tail feather: 13"

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mr. Rabbit

Mr. Rabbit is a banker, but a kindly one, who enjoys helping his neighbors accomplish their financial goals. He is honest, he plays funny little pranks on his coworkers and makes the workday pass quickly with his humor and patience. He's one of those people who has an effect on all of those around him that leaves them feeling like better people. On the way home each evening, he takes him time strolling through the park, stopping to chat with the squirrels and ducks, where he is often invited in for a cup of tea and often asked to stay for dinner. He's the type of banker who flies kites.

Width of wild turkey feather: 3"

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mini Mothra

Verrrrrry tiny. In danger of being eaten by a mosquito. 

Just like breakfast cereal, "photo is enlarged to show texture". 

Length of feather: 1/2"