Harvest, Cornhusks, and Pheasant Feathers...
things that remind me of fall.
I thought I would share a few painting tips
on the pheasant feather wall art.
First I love that it is a big long piece.
I used 2 cedar fence boards, 55.5" long.
So the piece measures 11 x 55.5".
Based in a brown wash
(watered down brown paint).
Let that dry.
Paint the next coat a white and grey mix,
lifting at the edges to get a worn edge look.
I sketched a chalk line shape of the feather.
Using a a folded piece of cardstock paper,
I dipped in tan and outlined the feather.
Then filled in pulling from the outside to the inside.
The first tan color I used ended up being too light.
I would start with a mix of Folk art camel and Raw Sienna.
I used a brown stain too.
I was trying to achieve a golden brown.
On the first go round,
I drug wide brown stain stripes with the cardstock.
You could use a dark brown paint. It will dry faster.
Then I painted a little more raw sienna and brown to make it darker.
Then I used a brush to paint a little black over the stripes.
On the lower right side of the feather, I splattered
some camel color and then some brown.
Paint finer detail black random stripes here.
On the edges I used dark brown
and used my brush to pull in a feathered look.
If it is not feathered enough,
use your gray and pull from the outside to the edge of the feather.
This will help make it look airy.
I think this would be a great outdoor welcome
with some pumpkins!
Hope you try it!