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by Melissa Raulston on October 18, 2015

Elaine Maisel

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I paint on feathers. I like how the shape, size, and specific demands of feathers focuses my attention on detailed, miniature painting that reflects the natural beauty of each feather. You will regularly find parrot, peacock, guinea fowl, and turkey feathers in my work. Most of the feathers come from small family farms that raise free-range fowl specifically for feathers that the birds have naturally dropped, and from local turkey hunters who save feathers for me that would otherwise be discarded. I enjoy personally meeting many of the birds that provide the canvases for my acrylic paint. I handle only feathers that are legal to posses and sell.