Now the turkey’s done


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!


9 thoughts on “Now the turkey’s done

  1. phyllis zeno January 18, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    wow! That looks good enough to eat. Did you and Katie both sign it? Did the girls conribute?

  2. laber1 January 18, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    Beautiful and remarkable.

  3. davidtripp January 18, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    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.

    • coreyaber January 18, 2015 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you! That means a lot. I think this one helped me cross a threshold. I am glad you like it!

      • davidtripp January 19, 2015 / 11:23 am

        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.

      • coreyaber January 19, 2015 / 12:14 pm

        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.

  4. lesliemetz2 January 19, 2015 / 7:23 am

    Corey, this is fantastic. The level of detail is remarkable

  5. Lenny January 19, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    Excellent, excellent, excellent.

    • coreyaber January 19, 2015 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you!

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