January 14, 2009

"Dabo"

Oil on museum quality ampersand Gessobord panel 6" x 6"
The intensity of color got lost in translation on this portrait of the late Dabasir. I haven't had a chance to paint many birds. It was fun to have a new texture to play with after all the fur I've been painting lately. Dabo was 40 when he passed and hopefully he is flying high among the morning stars.

4 comments:

Diane said...

your brush work and color detail on those feathers is remarkable and he has that realistic "Adam's eye".

As you know, I usually prefer fur to feathers but this boy is gourgous!

Deb O said...

What a beautiful Amazon. Reminds me of my dear, sweet Vezzie. Thanks for the wonderful memory.

artbyakiko said...

Beautiful painting!! Sad to hear that Dab is gone, but this painting is such a great tribute to him.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Akiko!

That means a lot coming from you.