“Allure of the Feather” 2011

24″ x 24″ Recycled Acrylic on 2″ Canvas

This recycled painting took 3 months to complete and is my most elaborate and detailed piece to date. This is the first bird series image which has been completely constructed out of recycled pieces. After assembling the bird entirely, I then added touches of paint overtop to amplify detail, shading and highlights. The background uses layers of acrylic colours with white gently wiped over, for a hazy unique appeal, so not to distract from the focal point. The eagle is magnificent and pops off the canvas with vibrancy, colour and texture. The eye will catch you every time you glance over. It is truly a powerful bird and a powerful painting to capture that.