Birds of a Feather Exhibit: Galah Cockatoo

Felted Galah Cockatoo by Gilda Hoffman Goodwin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Galah Cockatoo, Gilda Goodwin

“This has been a lot of fun! I have always wanted to felt this variety of cockatoo. I fell in love with the Galah / Rose Breasted Cockatoo the moment I saw newly hatched ones (which looked like large beaked blobs). A breeder of Poultry and friend started to raise them and incubating them with cochins. I watched them grow and develop into the cutest, sweetest and most loving parrots. I’ve been attached to the pink fluffy birds since.

Felted Galah Cockatoo by Gilda Hoffman Goodwin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Using colors I only had on hand, I made a little girl denoted by the red eye color. Eye is glass and painted with a metallic red. Eye ring was a soft warm grey MC-1 sample [Winter gray] I used triple 14 gauge wire for the armature. Sculpted the beak and nails from polymer clay of white a tad of black and some ecru. sculpted over foil and wire . At the tip I only used transparent clay. A blend of MC-1 Powder Pink and Cx-2 Winter White for her crest. Individual crest feathers are wired with 26 gauge. The pink body is MC-1 Orchid Pink.

Felted Galah Cockatoo by Gilda Hoffman Goodwin featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog.

The grey flight, coverts and tail feathering are a blend ranging from light to dark wet felted using Merino Lily White, Oliphant (my favorite) and Carbon…. I also wired individual feathers for the tail wrapped the wire with Black Onyx. Toes are wrapped with MC-1 Birch and nails are black, white and transparent clay on wire.

Her tongue was a heather pink/purple from LF. All wool was from LF [Living Felt].”

Gilda Hoffman Goodwin, Maryland
etsy: TheWoolenShed

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