The official online journal for Featherdust Studios; the art of Jennifer Miller.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Beaks and Cheeks
I love birds and have a great deal of fun painting them! The cormorant below was a cheeky sort of fellow, and I fell in love with his gem-like eye. The cockatiel is actually one of my own parrots (or should I say, she owns me), Zephyr. I've had Zephyr for nearly 11 years now, and she loves to sit on the arm of my chair as I paint and snooze with her 'cheek poof'. It is a great chance to paint from life.
Unfortunately you cannot get a sense of impasto from the scans.
"Double Crested Cormorant", Acrylic on 5" x 7" board