Sunday, September 23, 2012

Guardian Kestrel (detail)

Okay, so I got tired of looking at the kestrel half painted and decided to finish him off, I'd been really looking forward to painting him anyway. The patterns on the plumage the color and the shape of the bird are all very appealing to me so I really enjoyed it. A falconer friend provided the bird which was a real treat because I got to spend a lot of time with him up close.   

Also, there are 3 thing's a little different about this piece for me:

1. It's much larger than usual 48x36.
2. It's on canvas instead of masonite.
3. I'm combining acrylic and oil.

Now, back to the brick and limestone.


sue said...

This is going to be one fantastic painting ... everything just works so well together and as always your artwork is superb.

Looking forward to the next stage/s

Schweinchen Schlau said...

Wonderful to see such a brilliant realistic painting! Admiring your work from germany Schweinchen Schlau

John said...

Sue, thank you for the positive feedback!

Schweinchen, thanks for stopping by! Appreciating your comment from the U.S.

Terry Miller said...

Glad to see you back, painting and posting. I am also glad to hear that your 'time off' served a very positive and good purpose in getting your dad back on his feet.

This is going to be a stunning work and a beautiful composition worthy of a Birds in Art submission in my estimation.

John said...

Thanks for stopping by Terry, it's good to hear from you. Your opinion means a lot to me.

Kelly Singleton said...

John, what an amazing piece this is! I love it. I agree w/Terry that this is Birds in Art worthy.