View Full Version : New member, please critique

08-28-2001, 04:29 AM
Hi, all!
I'm totally new here, and would love a critique of an acrylic piece I did several months ago. This Atlantic Sailfish is painted on a feather, my "canvas" of choice these days. I placed the image on a Photoshop-created aquatic background. So..... sock it to me, please!:)

08-28-2001, 06:24 AM
Feather lady,
This is a unique painting on a support I certainly would have never thought of. It opens a million questions. Did you prime the feather first etc etc and the real question. How the Hell did you manage this ???. Wonderful, a class of your own.
Im speechless.
Billyg:clap: :clap:

08-28-2001, 09:28 AM
That's great, I really really like it. What a wonderful idea, to paint on a feather. :)
Looking forward to seeing more. *S*


08-28-2001, 12:08 PM
hello! Welcome to WC.
It is amazing to paint on the feather.How did you do it?


08-28-2001, 12:39 PM
Thank you, Julia, Saau, and Billy, for your welcome and kind words. :)
Painting on feathers is an art I've been working at for about 12 years. I use Liquitex acrylics in the jars, as they are the perfect consistency for this type of work. Working in layers helps avoid separation of the fibers, though peafowl feathers are pretty stout and don't separate too easily. I give them a light spray of Krylon clear acrylic coating before and after, which also seems to deter any bugs.

08-30-2001, 04:50 AM
ohh wow this is good :clap:

08-30-2001, 07:23 AM
What an unusual and interesting thing to do, I like it!

08-30-2001, 02:09 PM
This is really cool: What gave you the idea to start something like this? Do you display these in a special way?

08-31-2001, 12:23 PM
Painting on feathers is very old art of several midwestern indian cultures and it is great to see that it is flourishing again!!
Keep the feathers coming......

09-01-2001, 06:45 AM
WOW this is great....:D

Dave Carter
09-03-2001, 08:56 AM
Very interesting, tell us more!!!!! :cool:

Dave Carter
09-03-2001, 09:13 AM
Very interesting, tell us more!!!!! :cool:

09-05-2001, 06:33 PM
Hi featherlady,

Beautifully done! Only suggestion I would make is to turn the feather to the right on your Photoshop background which will give an even better view of your artwork.


09-06-2001, 07:47 AM
I love seeing work like this. Interesting support and so well done! I love the colors and details. :)

09-10-2001, 06:18 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! keep that feather work going!!

10-04-2006, 02:29 PM
I have been looking at the images you posted and they are very lovely. I am a new member, just joined today. I have so far painted 3 feathers. All birds and I think I need a lot more practice, but am having a lot of fun. Your information does help. The main problem is separating while painting. I am a watercolor artist and will keep working on the feathers. Acrylics are some different for me.

10-04-2006, 05:05 PM
WOW and AWESOME certainly are the words for this.... just terrific... :D


10-04-2006, 08:02 PM
OMG!!! It's fantastic! It's "something completely different" (as monty pitons say:)). I've never seen anything like that! I particularly like the combination of realism and pattern that goes through it... And... poor birdies... :):):)

10-04-2006, 11:55 PM
Too neat!

10-05-2006, 12:39 AM
really awesome, I like your technique!!!Good Work! Welcome! Look forward to seieng more!

10-05-2006, 02:03 AM
This is absolutely brilliant, can't wait to see more. Do you have copywrite on this technique, if you do, I will have to turn my attention to the dogs or the neighbors cat again.:D :evil: :evil: Stunning:thumbsup:

10-05-2006, 02:24 AM
Beautiful! and ditto what everyone else has said here. :clap: &:thumbsup:

10-05-2006, 04:32 AM
Fantastic work featherlady -- I can't wait to see more of your wonderful work. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave: