Friday, March 11, 2016

Country Hawk

This hawk has been in my mind to paint for awhile. I really LOVE the reference photo. (Thanks to my brother, Joe Marek for that.) I think this was a case of not thinking everything through! The hawk was wonderful to paint with all the colors and shapes. The background was a nightmare! It took awhile to get the background to support the painting. Sometimes those brushstrokes just flow and everything works and other times everything doesn't work. It was the subtle shift in values in the background that finally pulled everything together...FINALLY!!!!!!! This painting has been my daily puzzle for awhile but now it's DONE and I'm HAPPY!!!!!
"Country Hawk" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang • 10" x 10"
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