Inspired from a trip we did last summer out to Acadia National Park in Maine. One of the sights was Champlain Mountain. Standing at more than a thousand feet above the Atlantic ocean, the eastern facing cliff walls of this mountain are home to a number of breeding pairs of Peregrine Falcon. Finding them on the precipice at that height was a challenge in itself and it took a long time viewing through my Nikon P 600 to finally spot one. The interesting part for me was seeing these magnificent birds in their natural habitat and the cracked granite face of this mountain with all it's highlights, crevices and shadows offered some really interesting detail for the concept of this painting.
Cliff Hanger - Peregrine Falcon 30"x15" original