Paintings by Julie Thompson. A number of other feather painting photographs included in the original email have been omitted from this example.
NOTE TO SEARCHERS: If you have received an email with Painted Feathers in it and have been searching for their origins, this is it! I have no idea who began that email, or why it would be sent without a link or name. You will find those feathers from the email within this site, and so many others... welcome!Many wonderful feather paintings, including those in the email, are available for viewing on Julie Thompson's website. The artist explains:
I began painting feathers back in 1990, purely as a means of putting to use all the broad sturdy wing feathers that my mother's peacocks would shed. I had never seen this done before, but knowing the bonding properties of acrylic paint, I thought it was a feasable experiment. I began with simple subject matters like pictographs and still-lifes, but soon that grew to a very broad range of subject matter.The feather paintings also feature in a video clip of folk singer Gordon Lightfoot's song "Cherokee Bend".
Last updated: 15th October 2008
First published: 15th October 2008
Write-up by Brett M. Christensen
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