Feathers are rather fun with a palette knife! This is an example of why I like to paint with a palette knife. The more you 'let go' and try NOT to try so hard, the better the painting is. My photograph has a bit of reflection on it, but it gave a chance to show some of the strokes of my palette knife.
Well, I feel as if I am finished with my series of roosters. Tell me what is worth crowing about and which one is your favorite.