Whilst watching a documentary on the life of the eagle I was taken by, not only the gracefulness of the creature, but also its single-mindedness when it came to hunting for food - particularly when hunting food for its young.
The precision of the targeting, the momentary pause as it adjusts for the angle of decent and then the timing and lightening speed of the strike.
If the look in its eyes could kill it wouldn’t need its talons or beak!
Painting No 34
(60cm x 30cm Oil) October 2018
I set out to paint a perspective piece based on a railway station in the snowy wilds of Eastern Europe.
A early mistake in one of the perspective lines threw the painting into confusion and I spent the rest of my time getting it back.
So put off by this drudgery, I fell into whimsy and painted a childish snowman in the corner.
The snowman, as it happens, turned out to be the best part of the painting.