A deviation of subject for me, "Native Feathers" was an interesting process. I haven't been focused on portraits or the figure in a long time, but will continue to challenge myself as I find subjects that move me. I'd like to say the feathers in her hair pheasant tail for all of the fly fishing enthusiasts out there, and could probably make good materials for a tying a nymph. Anyway, I've been inspired by the style of artist Michael Shapcott His work is amazing and I wanted to be able to capture a similar mood.
Watercolor on cold press - 11" x 15"
As I worked on this painting, I didn't know what to expect. I continually loosened up my style as I progressed through the different stages. I think the most important aspect is the mood that the eyes create. She has a look that I can not explain. So, here she is. Hopefully, I'll continue to challenge my style and bring more pieces like this to the stage.