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Bald Eagle Portrait
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Published: December 9, 2009
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I have had this lovely turkey feather for some time, but struggled a bit with subject matter. The lovely barring and dark color meant that a dark or brown colored subject would not contrast well with the feather. In the end I decided to paint a bald eagle. These birds have an immense fierce pride to them, but at the same time I also know how goofy looking fish eagles can be. I hope I captured a bit of both in this painting!

Acrylic on 2" x 8.5" Eastern Wild Turkey tail covert feather.



I get a lot of questions about my painted feathers (yes. it's real paint on a real feather!)-- this link should explain it all! [link]


EDIT: Wow, thank you so much for the DD! Since I am now getting a lot of questions: yes! This is a real feather. It is possible to paint on them with care. To learn how I do it, please see the link above! :)
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PeiridaeHobbyist General Artist
This is...incredible!!! I don't even know how you do it, but my explanation is magic. xD Just fantastically done!!!
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KiyiyaTheWolfHobbyist General Artist
Wow!! :jawdrop: that is amazing!!
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mad4dragonsHobbyist Writer
holy crap!
Joyce82Alvarado's avatar
omg i would so love to get one or ur art work of the great majestic eagle :D
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NorthernLights78Hobbyist General Artist
This is just simply amazing!
Vitavaleaglewolf's avatar
I really love your eagle paintings!!! <3 <3
Irish-Mist's avatar
I commend your artistic brillance to do something like this! Wow! Stunning doesn't begin to describe it! I live in South Africa & over the Easter holidays, visited Kruger National Park with my family. We had a wonderful day of viewing animals & were fortunate to see so many of them, mostly right by the roadside. We saw a Fish Eagle sitting on a tree stump and also another kind of large eagle ~ we were right next to the tree it was in, looking up at it. I would love to see what you could do after a visit to Kruger with your talent! Please keep on giving the world the gift of your awesome talent. Blessed be & thank you for making the world brighter!
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
Thank you for all of your kind comments, they've really touched me! :)
flegiar's avatar
wow....how can you picture in feathers????
flegiar's avatar
wow....how can you picture in feathers????
flegiar's avatar
wow....how can you picture in feathers????
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Rat-Pack23Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy Flipping Cow. I was completely convinced that this was a digital painting or something and then I read the description and my jaw slowly dropped. Stunning. Obvious fave! And if it's not too much bother I was wondering how long it took you to do this?...oh and congrats on your DD! You completely deserved it lol :clap:
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
I regret I don't remember... I painted this one last year. Probably a few days worth of work? :) Thanks!
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I saw is one ago lol congratz on the dd
herm43506's avatar
Simply amazing piece of work! I agree the turkey and Bald Eagle both have have an immense fierce pride to them, you summed up their look in three words, and it is amazing!

I love the medium, attached to flying and birds in general, it would be even more fascinating with an eagle feather, but that would be almost a shame to paint one of those, not to mention, I think that may be illegal, but I may be wrong....

BRAVO!
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
Alas, for me in the USA it would be illegal. It's a neat idea though. Thanks!
eldestmuse's avatar
This is wonderful! I'm very impressed by what you managed to do. What size brush did you have to use for this?
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NambrothProfessional General Artist
I think I used a size 1 or size 0 brush. :)
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RaptorPainterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's got to be very painstaking to paint with such detail on a feather! :O You have much patience!
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