Delicate Feather Canvases for Intricate Animal Paintings by Jamie Homeister.
Artist Jamie Homeister has chosen a truly unconventional canvas for her beautiful animal and bird paintings – feathers. She usually receives the feathers from customers who commission her to paint images of their birds that the given feathers actually belonged to.
“I’m based in Indiana, but my work is influenced most by my Canadian heritage, and much of my featherwork gives a hard nod to the Native American culture. I do much of it by commission – many of my parrot-feather paintings depict the parrots from whom the feathers themselves fell.
Featherwork is an incredibly humbling media. The feathers splice, buckle, splinter and shred under the weight of paint. Layering them in my multi-feather formations is even more difficult to execute, as you have layers of light, airy, thinly threaded buoyancy.” – Jamie Homeister
Delicate Feather Canvases for Intricate Animal Paintings by Jamie Homeister: