Ringed-Neck Pheasant near Mount Shasta
Overall dimensions are approximately 15.5" x 19.5". This piece is created from 1 piece of leather wet formed from the back side to create bold relief of the pheasant from the background leather. The fence posts are also embossed. The front is then worked further with standard leather tools to further define the pheasant and background design. The feathers are sliced partially free from the surface of the leather. See shop About page for further details of this technique. I then colored it with acrylic artist's colors. Multiple spray coats of an acrylic matte finish top it all off.