Thanks to everyone who offered comments last time on what to do to finish the turkey. I followed your advice and toned down the white and pulled out some highlights. I think I will leave it as is now and call this one done. Time to start a few more paintings!
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wow! That looks good enough to eat. Did you and Katie both sign it? Did the girls conribute?
Beautiful and remarkable.
Wow, Corey, this is a remarkable piece of work! Congratulations on a spectacular painting. I love the detail as well as the colors selected. You have to be proud.
Thank you! That means a lot. I think this one helped me cross a threshold. I am glad you like it!
I agree. You’ve crossed another threshold. I’m curious as to the colors you used to create such a rich, warm and dark background. They really worked.
Thanks. I will do a post to answer this question, as the answer seems like it will be broadly interesting. I tried to base it on the background you did for your most recent fly fishing still life, but I have different pigments so it was my best attempt. I think perylene maroon and Prussian blue were the keys to the darkness, and nickel azo yellow was the key to the warmth, but there were a few more in there, and the uneven application of paint probably made a difference too, allowing different colors to come through in different places.
Corey, this is fantastic. The level of detail is remarkable
Excellent, excellent, excellent.