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Mon Dec 11, 2023, 09:16 AM Dec 2023

Fox and lynx on turkey feathers

Happy Monday!

Here are two turkey feathers I painted in 2018 or so. I painted lots of feathers for folks - horses, cows, a pit bull, etc. I really like these two. I have a tub full of beautiful turkey feathers from my friends' wee farm.

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Fox and lynx on turkey feathers (Original Post) Goddessartist Dec 2023 OP
Gorgeous! Easterncedar Dec 2023 #1
Thank you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #2
Super nice. sinkingfeeling Dec 2023 #3
Thank you! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #5
WOW! That is beautiful work! Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #4
Thank you! Acrylic is easiest on feathers Goddessartist Dec 2023 #6
Also, on some of them, Goddessartist Dec 2023 #7
TY. They are beautiful. Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #8
You're welcome! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #9
When you say matte medium, what is that exactly? Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #10
It's a medium one uses with acrylics Goddessartist Dec 2023 #11
TY! Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #12
You're very welcome! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #14
Damn !!! 3Hotdogs Dec 2023 #13
Thanks! Goddessartist Dec 2023 #15


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2. Thank you!
Mon Dec 11, 2023, 09:32 AM
Dec 2023

If you paint on a turkey feather, be sure to seal it with medium prior to painting on it. It's like a miniature ribbed canvas!


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6. Thank you! Acrylic is easiest on feathers
Mon Dec 11, 2023, 09:41 AM
Dec 2023

once you gently cover them with matte medium, let them dry, then paint!


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9. You're welcome!
Mon Dec 11, 2023, 10:14 AM
Dec 2023

If you want to try it, you can buy turkey feathers to paint on. Take a board, tape the feather down on the board, gently and thoroughly cover it with say, matte medium. Let it dry, and then start painting! Seal it with waterproof sealant, or whatever works for you. I've painted pet portraits, horses, accidentally a horse portrait, as I'd just painted a white horse, and a friend's white horse had just died unbeknownst to me. So, she was so happy when presented with the feather as a gift of remembrance.


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11. It's a medium one uses with acrylics
Mon Dec 11, 2023, 10:35 AM
Dec 2023

To dilute and extend the paint but with tooth, meaning that the paint will adhere more easily. Water simply dilutes the paint. Satin, matte and gloss are all good. Google matte medium.

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