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Bald Eagle Portrait by Nambroth Bald Eagle Portrait by Nambroth
I have had this lovely turkey feather for some time, but struggled a bit with subject matter. The lovely barring and dark color meant that a dark or brown colored subject would not contrast well with the feather. In the end I decided to paint a bald eagle. These birds have an immense fierce pride to them, but at the same time I also know how goofy looking fish eagles can be. I hope I captured a bit of both in this painting!

Acrylic on 2" x 8.5" Eastern Wild Turkey tail covert feather.

I get a lot of questions about my painted feathers (yes. it's real paint on a real feather!)-- this link should explain it all! [link]

EDIT: Wow, thank you so much for the DD! Since I am now getting a lot of questions: yes! This is a real feather. It is possible to paint on them with care. To learn how I do it, please see the link above! :)
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=Nambroth's skill and patience with the craft of feather-painting is shown here in Bald Eagle Portrait, as well as many other delightful specimens that can be found in the artist's gallery. ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by snowmask )
RMTonieta Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Wonderful work :)
Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is...incredible!!! I don't even know how you do it, but my explanation is magic. xD Just fantastically done!!!
KiyiyaTheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! :jawdrop: that is amazing!!
mad4dragons Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap!
Joyce82Alvarado Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
omg i would so love to get one or ur art work of the great majestic eagle :D
NorthernLights78 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just simply amazing!
Vitavaleaglewolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I really love your eagle paintings!!! <3 <3
Shidnade Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Awesome *0* ...
Kasandra244 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
a great idea!
Irish-Mist Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I commend your artistic brillance to do something like this! Wow! Stunning doesn't begin to describe it! I live in South Africa & over the Easter holidays, visited Kruger National Park with my family. We had a wonderful day of viewing animals & were fortunate to see so many of them, mostly right by the roadside. We saw a Fish Eagle sitting on a tree stump and also another kind of large eagle ~ we were right next to the tree it was in, looking up at it. I would love to see what you could do after a visit to Kruger with your talent! Please keep on giving the world the gift of your awesome talent. Blessed be & thank you for making the world brighter!
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