Eagle Print


16 x 16 inches

Archival Ink on Archival Paper

Ships rolled in a shipping tube

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This Eagle standing in shallow water looks fascinated by his own image. The photo made me laugh and I wanted the challenge of being accurate enough with my brush strokes to create a reflection. What does his expression say to you?

I chose to paint him in tints of cool red, which with the water and his white head and tail creates a red white and blue theme. I thought that was appropriate for our national bird.

Purple glaze creates shadows on him, and I subtly altered the color and glaze for his image that is reflected on the water. To create the water, the dark hunter green background has a aquamarine glaze and pthalo blue highlights. 

I like how light hearted and humorous this piece is. —Donald Ryker