Saturday, March 31, 2012


Close ups

Oil on 6x6 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Li was the gracious hostess. Thanks for the great reference photos.

Li offered many beautiful reference photos.This one called out to me the loudest. The beautiful osprey! She found it on the ground with a broken leg and wing. With help, she managed to get it to a conservation group. I do hope it recovered to be flying again.

Not too much to say about this except I pushed color variety and used well loaded brush strokes. It was educational and enjoyable.

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John 17:1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.


  1. Wonderful painting, Dean. Nice brushwork and color...! (I love how you painted his eyes)

  2. Wow Dean, I had a lot of catching up to do. Your birds are always an inspiration and this fella is particularly beautiful.

  3. Beautiful, Dean! Your background colors are the magic colors of autumn!

  4. Votre rapace a un bel oeil vif ... Vous avez une grande aptitude à mettre en valeur votre sujet grâce à vos merveilleux fonds...
    Vos couleurs sont très belles.
    J'ose espérer moi aussi que ce bel oiseau regagne vite ses copains...
    Gros bisous à vous et bonne fin de week-end.

  5. Your colours are gorgeous in this one, Dean. I love the cool lavender in his white throat contrasting with the warm highlights on his head. It really shows form and planes.

  6. Love the colors Dean and the eye is really saying "here is looking at you"
    Happy Easter!

  7. wow...This is your best yet! Excellent!

  8. Thanks, Hilda! I appreciate it!

  9. Hi Liz...Good to see you again!

  10. I hadn't noticed that, Sherry. But you're absolutely right!

  11. Martine said: Your raptor has a bright keen eye ... You have a great ability to highlight your subject through your wonderful fund ...
    Your colors are beautiful.
    I hope too that this beautiful bird quickly regains his buddies ...
    Big hugs to you and have a good weekend.

    Thank you, Martine! I'm with you...I too, hope he recovers all the way.

  12. Thank you for your kind appraisal of this piece, Ingrid! You thoughtful opinion means a lot and is very helpful to me.

  13. Thank you, Steinunn! I really gave special consideration to the eye.

  14. Thank you very much for your encouraging words, Celeste!

  15. Oh yes, the eye immediately catches the attention !


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