Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bald Eagle Commission








Happy first day of Summer everyone! It's been over 100 degrees here. I put the finishing touches on this commission piece this morning so he'll be ready for the 4th of July. He's kind of a big guy at 10 3/4 inches tall and is my first ever bald eagle. He's also the first I ever used heat set silk paints on. I used a bronze paint which looks very subtle in indoor lighting. But it really sparkled when I got him outdoors. It also has hints of blue which I didn't notice until I put him outside. His head & tail feathers are a mixture of angora rabbit and Merino wool. His brown feathers are Merino and he has a eco-corriedale wool batting for his core. He's both needle felted and wet felted. His eyes are polmer backed german glass.

7 comments:

Catherine said... [Reply]

He is PERFECT!!! What a beautiful piece! I love seeing these. ;-)))

Joanne@ Desertmountainbear said... [Reply]

You certainly have done this magnificent symbol of our country justice. Just Beautiful.

Helen Priem said... [Reply]

He is stunning, just stunning !!!!

Ascension said... [Reply]

Te ha quedado absolutamente perfecto, es genial!!!
besitos ascension

Robin Andreae said... [Reply]

Thanks, everyone :-)

Kikka said... [Reply]

He is so Handsome!

Leny said... [Reply]

Gorgeous!!!!

Hugs,Leny