I spent some time working on the palm leaves and now have moved down to those feathers. I have spent quite a lot of time on them. Just couldn't seem to get things moving in the right direction. Here is a photo of the "photo" of the feathers I'm trying to reproduce in the painting.
I order and received a tripod for my camera....so I am going to start experimenting with shooting some video while at my easel. If all goes well, I may have something up on Utube in the next few days....fingers crossed!!