Whether you are using photos you have taken or researched, or simply watched a specific animal at the zoo or your own backyard, it all seems to come down to how you perceive and act on what you think you have seen . That's the beauty of painting. The artist can take liberties to celebrate the image as it comes down on the canvas.
Since my last entry I have visited this canvas off and on to find what I am looking for in my effort to represent a Red Tail hawk.
"Form is certainty. All nature knows this, and we have no greater adviser. Each form sets a tone, enables a destiny, strikes a note in the universe unlike any other. How can we ever stop looking? How can we ever turn away?"