A Giant Blue Feather

Blue Feather Large 16 x 20 Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico 300 lb Cold Press

    Giant Blue Feather 17 x 22″ Watercolor – Fabriano Artistico 300 lb Cold Press

Some of my sweet “regulars” here at LifeinBetween.me might remember a very similar painting I shared last month of a Blue Feather….

And even though this one looks about the same size as that first one here…..
in real life, it is hugely different!

The first one was 5 x 7″…

This one…. is 17 x 22″!

To try to give you a feel for the size, I took a photo of my son, Nick, holding it.  Nick is 6’3″ tall.

Nick holding Watercolor Blue Feather 17x22

Why?  You might be asking…. Did I paint such a large blue feather?!

It was actually a requested piece.

Someone who saw the blue feather cards on our McKinneyX2Designs ETSY page asked if she could have it in a large painting.

So I tore a full sheet of Fabriano Artistico 300 lb Cold Press in half and started splashing water and paint with abandon!

I am thrilled to report she loved it.

I am also thrilled to report what a joy it was to create.

What a joyous journey it is discovering my passion for creativity.

Are you finding joy in your journey?

Happy Friday my friends!

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

76 thoughts on “A Giant Blue Feather

  1. Ohhhh . although I’ve clicked to ‘Like’ this I don’t just like it, I LOVE it! WordPress needs a ‘love’ ❤ as well as a 'like' so that we can express something more.

    If this piece of artwork were displayed at a craft fair, I'd absolutely buy it. It's not merely beautiful to look at, it holds a special message which speaks to something deep within the layers of my soul.

    A truly beautiful work of heart.
    Thanks for sharing. ~ Cobs. x

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    • Wow Cob – you totally MADE MY DAY! I’m glad there was not a love button, because it allowed you to write me this message that will encourage me and make me smile for a long time! THANK YOU!

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  2. Such a BEAUTIFUL feather, Jodi! Can we have a love button here at wordpress and all the other emoticons so I can click all of them! The love and happiness you experience during the creative process shines through the painting. What a marvelous thing to do….creating! 🙂

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  3. Love! Jodi…..you have been in a groove or something….I will outline what I love about this feather….ready?

    1. Your choice of colors…cobalt teal blue I think is in there, Debi has convinced us both! the blending, the spots of yellow/gold is outstanding, gives it “pop”
    2. It is BIG!
    3. It is on my favorite paper….Fabulous Fabriano!
    4. soft edge on top left….love!
    5. you leaving white showing through (I am still trying to learn this!)
    6. that left edge where the color is so soft and with cobalt teal blue flirting with us viewers.
    7. the dark blue I think fr. ultra blue where it is slightly giving an edge of color in the center….brilliant!
    8. splashes and drips….your signature!
    9. last but not least…..that little itsy bitsy drop/drip on the very bottom of the feather, you know the thingy that attaches to the bird….not sure what the name of that is…..Love that!

    I was hoping for coming to a 10 on my list…..but heck it is a 10 in my book! amazing!

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    • Wow Margaret!!!!! Wow – I am so very flattered that you like this and took all the time to write this amazing comment! You totally made my day! WOW! That’s all I can think right now. THANK YOU SO much!!! ❤ And PS the dark blue is Prussian. Three colors Prussian, CBT, Quin Gold. I'm on Cloud Nine

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  4. Jodi’s Joyous and Jubilant Journey !!! wow! the colors sing as they merge together in harmony.
    It is a grand feeling to step up to really, letting loose and allowing the ‘you’ out!! awesome work 🙂

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  5. Another beautiful painting! I am so glad that you are gaining. Incidence in your artistic abilities and being recognize for your art. And thanks for sharing your creative journey with us. It has been a joy to witness!

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  6. a great adventure. But I would not hang it up. What is it good for if you have to step back 5 meters to watch it? If you look at a real feather Close up it is a marvel. Herre you see only paint, even though admirably made.

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    • Good point A! And I would have never even thought to do it had it not been asked of me. But then I liked how it turned out a lot – and a painting of a feather can never – and should never – replace the beautiful intricacy of an actual feather. But if you can use it as a symbol to express something creatively – it produces its own life and uniqueness. 🙂

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