I am still on the bird kick. After a week long Salmon River rafting trip, I came home with the big birds on my mind. We saw bald eagles (both mature and immature), golden eagles and osprey daily. Their flight over my head burned into my art brain and I could hardly wait to put them on paper. Again with a nod to Japanese wood prints, I split my full sheet of watercolor paper in half the long and skinny way. This provides a unique and elegant look in my mind which suits the subject matter well.
|Osprey Above Me (working title)|
30" x 11"
Here's a photo taken on the trip. I think you can see what inspired the landscape part of the painting.