Farm landscape, oil on feather, 2″×8″


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  • This painting is painted on a piece of Canada goose feather. The feather was picked up by myself from the community park a while ago. No animal was harmed.
  • A thin layer of epoxy resin was applied on the backside of the feather to make it rigid for painting. The front side of the feather was applied with gesso 3 to 4 times.
  • The painted feather was varnished and good for display. It has about 1 inch depth due to natural curve of feather. So I would recommend to frame it in a shadow box or something with some depth behind the glass.
  • Actual size is listed in the picture. The painted area is about 2″ by 8″ and total length of the feather is about 12″.
  • There is also a natural curve on the bottom edge which you can see in the picture. Please do not try to flat it so hard. It is the natural shape of the feather.

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My paintings are an outlet to express the imagination I have inside my head that I can not put into words. After trying many mediums, I always find myself coming back to paint and brushes. In my current artistic practice, I use oil paint and mainly create portraits of mythical creatures and animals transfixed in the shifting colours of seascapes and landscapes. There is a natural spirit and magic to these creatures and their energy draws me in. Choosing to paint these creatures as real living wildlife rather than abstractions, I use bold and vivid colours to express the imaginary intertwined with reality, finding magic between the seams. Using a saturated colour palette, I create bold and striking imagery, contrasted between foreground and background, subject and landscape, and light and darkness. Weaving their bodies and the surface of the landscape into each other through organic forms and flowing brush strokes, I find beauty, strength and innocence in these creatures that reflect my inner world.