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Proud As A Peacock!

Discussion in 'Bird Reference Photos' started by LordRusty, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    I've always marvelled at the iridescence of the head, neck, and body feathers. Mounting them is one thing, but I've also painted them on canvas in oils, and let me tell you ... these iridescent feathers are a challenge!
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    John.
     
  2. BVanKirk

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    yes they are! i started a painting months ago but i keep getting frustrated trying to find the right blues so it got shoved in the corner
     

  3. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    The secret? Iridescent metallic painting powders mixed into the blues and greens! Once that was added to the paints, then those darn highlights took on the look that had been escaping me! ;) ;D I used Winsor and Newton French Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue 200 Ml, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Violet, Dioxazine Purple, Oxide Of Chromium, Naples Yellow, Sap Green, and Terre Verde used in various applications were the "special" colors I used in my Peacock colors.

    John.