Feathers...done and dusted

 As promised I'm posting the finished painting from Wednesday and the WOYWW linkup. 

Instead of visiting everyone's desk today, I decided to use the time to revisit my own desk and finish the feather painting. 
Don't worry I'll get to visit everyone who visited me and maybe a few more if I can...hopefully later tonight when someone's distracted with the Commonwealth Games coverage. 
Here's the photo from Wednesday's post first for those who didn't see it.
(click here if you want to see the post)

(I'm still unsure who has lost the feather, so if you know then just pop my a line...I'm still thinking it's from a buzzard. 
We have quite a few living nearby and they often fly over the garden)

At one stage I thought I'd ruined the painting, so I just took a deep breath and went for it... apparently that's what I should always do. It'll help loosen my work.
I've been stating that unfortunately it doesn't look like the real feather, but then I'm also told that if you want your work to look like the real thing...then take a photo! 
So here's the final piece
 I used Daler-Rowney Acrylic Ink which is a new medium for me. 
I'm enjoying exploring and discovering just how they work, plus I used a fine nib for the highlights. 
So there you are...finally a finished piece of work and with that in mind I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and The Artist's Play Room

I wish you all a happy weekend.
Have fun and enjoy!