Red Alert - 18"x24" Original Framed
One of my favourite places to observe birds of prey and to gather reference material for future painting projects is the Canadian Raptor Conservancy in Vittoria Ontario. This beautiful Red-Tailed Hawk was one of their birds on display that I took numerous pictures of but it was late spring and the background for most of my pictures was predominately green and drab looking. I decided to paint this hawk against a backdrop of fall in it's final stages with most of the leaves having turned colour or fallen to the ground. I always find this an interesting time of year as you are now able to see through the trees and see wildlife that would normally be hidden. I also decided to add a cedar rail fence to serve as a perch with the appearance of the hawk ready to take flight.