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Friday, November 20, 2009

"Turkey" by Pat Koscienski


"Turkey"
Oil on board
14" x 18"
"Turkey" was painted using a different technique than I was used to. Instead of mixing my linseed oil in my paint, I placed the linseed oil on the part of the turkey I was working on. When I applied my paint, it then "spread" since the paint was thick and the oil caused it to move. Thus giving a feathery look without painting each hair. It gives a very nice look, however, the drying time between applications of the linseed oil became annoying to me, since I tend to paint more quickly. If interested in purchasing, contact Pat at patsfineart@hotmail.com. I do want to wish everyone a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!
DAILY PAINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA PAT KOSCIENSKI

10 comments:

Sheila said...

What a majestic bird! Thanks for sharing your technique... all those feathers and colors within the feather would intimidate me. Wonderful job!

L. O'Neal said...

Pat, love the turkey. I sometimes use the same "oiling out" technique. Never tried it with feathers. Looks great!

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks, Sheila, I'm glad you liked it. After taking on the Airport travelers, you shouldn't be intimidated by too much.

Pat Koscienski said...

Hi, Lyn, I never knew there was a term for this technique. I never heard of "oiling out", but it makes sense and works well, other than the drying time.

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh Pat! I just went, "ohhhh!" when this page loaded. I love this piece, truly. It reminds me so much of when I was a kid and we studied about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. It is almost as though this could be a painting that illustrated the stories! I love the darker colors and the bird is just gorgeous!

Claire said...

What a magnificent Turkey! He better find a hiding place in the woods, or someone is going to want him for Thanksgiving Day dinner! :)
I have heard of the technique you used with the linseed oil also referred to as 'couching' or 'adding a couch of oil'.

Pat Koscienski said...

Thank you, Autumn, He was fun to paint. I always felt animals are so beautiful and are good subject matter...if they would only keep still. LOL

Pat Koscienski said...

Thanks for that information, Claire. I never heard of yours or Lyn's term. I only learned this from a wildlife art book. He better run and hide; I'm on my way to get one today. LOL

Rosemary said...

Pat, this is a wonderful painting. The background setting frames the bird beautifully! Thanks for sharing the technique! Wow! This looks like a candidate for the wildlife print market! Bet Applejack or Mill Pond Press would love this!

Pat Koscienski said...

Rosemary, you flatter me. The only thing this turkey was a candidate for was the Thanksgiving table. LOL