Thursday, June 28, 2012


Hubby's favorite bird is the Kestrel.  I love the markings that are so distinctive on this tiny hawk, and the large dark eyes.  I used a variety of pens to draw this piece, and have got an urge to paint this beautiful face on a large canvas.  I was able to see some Kestral young at the animal rescue place last month, but I need to find a way to really study the grown bird.  They love to sit on electrical wires hovering over the cotton fields in our area, but they are hard to see close up.  I will have to look for an aviary somewhere nearby...possibly Memphis.  I wonder if the iris is visible, or their eye is all is details like that, that give credibility to my art.  I don't want to get any details wrong!  So much pressure!

1 comment:

MILLY said...

Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. I have been enjoying seeing some your paintings and like your ink drawings of the birds.
We often see Kestrel here, great birds.