Tundra Swan Portrait by Nambroth

Tundra Swan Portrait

Nambroth

6 June 2017 at 08:47:57 MDT

"Tundra Swan Portrait", 8"x10" Oil
Capturing the subtle colors and luminescence of white plumage has always been quite a challenge for me, and were a real struggle at times when I painted only in acrylics. I can say that art panels can soar quite well if thrown in a similar manner as a Frisbee (canvasses are somewhat less aerodynamic when throwing a fit). Regardless, working in oils has opened up new possibilities for me and I really enjoyed working on this piece. Though it is only really visible in person, I used careful stroke direction and painted mostly directly, and the brush strokes create the impression of physical feathers when seen at an angle. Experienced oil painters may not find this novel, but as someone that is fresh to the medium, it's very exciting and new for me!

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    Wow, this is beautiful! I can definitely see how the direction of the brush strokes giving the impression of feathers, especially along the leading edges of said feathers such as on the wing and neck.

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    I love this, not sure what it is about it, but it hits me strongly. Great job!

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    beautiful