Finished at last!

  My recently finished painting of the turkey vulture ( Cathartes aura )       About five years ago I started working on a life size painting of my favorite bird, the turkey vulture. It was a big and ambitious project for me since I finish most of my paintings in about a day or two. This painting ended up being a bit different though. I’ve worked on it on and off for the last several years and finally managed to finish it this morning. It has a lot of flaws and I have definitely improved my painting skills since starting it in 2018 but I don’t really care because I’m just happy to have finished the piece. It probably would have been done a long time ago if I had stapled it down and used a wet wash technique instead of dry brushing the WHOLE THING.     Back in 2018 when I started working on this painting I was  obsessed with the work of John James Audubon and wanted to make art that looked like his. Now I’m happy to have a style that’s more my own but I think the Audubon look really fit