Spent yesterday afternoon painting the hat. Instead of a single feather thought a group of them would look better and add a little pzazz to the piece. The Turkey feather turned out so nice I'm thinking of changing the name of the piece.
The Blue feather is from a Blue Jay and the Red one from a Red Bird. I highlighted the hard edges of the top hat to indicate a little wear.
Here's another photo of the hat on the head, and no, he's not blind just not completely painted. But it's looking good so far. The colors of the face and beard are pretty flat and washed out due to their not being varnished. They'll deepen once that final step is completed. Hope you like it so far. No more photos yet.