Feather

IMG_0845Putting more detail into the feathers around the chest to pull the ribs out from the background of the wings. I’m painting the spaces between the feathers more than the actual feathers themselves, describing the shapes of the shadows around the object – describing the negative space that forms it. 

I’ll paint with a lining brush that gives me clean crisp definition, but combine it with my old standby soft rags and my fingers, softening the shadows as they move away from the darkest areas  into the light.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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1 Response to Feather

  1. steve says:

    Ex Tenebris Lux, my brother?

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