Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Bald Eagle

I have always loved the Bald Eagle.  They stand so proud and they are the national bird of the United States.  I took this reference photo when I visited the zoo.  Unfortunately, he wasn't able to fly, so they're taking care of him.  They represent strength, freedom and they look so majestic.  I did an Eagle a while ago in pastels but I wanted to try it in oils...

24 comments:

  1. Hilda! Gorgeous! I'm glad you decided to try it in oils!
    The variations in your grays and browns are so subtle, but so effective. And his eye is just perfect. He is majestic and deserving of a frame! LOVE it!!

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    1. thank you so much Chris! I appreciate your very generous comment.!!

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  2. Su expresión es muy buena, buen trabajo, Hilda.
    Besos

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    1. Muchisimas gracias Olga. Lo agradezco tu comentario!!
      un abrazo

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  3. What a challenge and what a good result. Perfect, Hilda

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    1. thank you so much John! You're so kind...I appreciate you stopping by!

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  4. Wow , what a fierce glance and awesome work on the feathers !

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    1. thank you so much Jane... Your comment is so appreciated!!!
      hugs

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  5. Hilda this is absolutely fabulous. His fierce look says so much. Even though he cannot fly there is strength in this beautiful bird. Hope you have a great 4th of July. How appropriate is this painting for the coming holiday!! Hugs

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    1. thank you so much Debbie! I love the American Eagle and like you said..appropriate for the 4th of July....

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  6. You painted a magnificent eagle, Hilda! They remind me always of the traits that you mentioned. Love where the brown feathers meet the white. Such a realistic transition of colors. Also, that eye! It seems to be looking right at the viewer. I love to hear their calls or cries to one another. Reminds me of solitude and open spaces.

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    1. thank you so much Carol for that nice comment. I'm sure you see many eagles where you live... an amazing bird..

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  7. He’s perfect, love the sense of light on him.

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    1. thank you SO much Barbara. I'm glad you stopped by to comment.

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  8. Lovely work, Hilda! His eye interests me most and successfully you made it that conveys a message and mood. Keep up. If you like, try oil. Go every direction as you like! Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. thank you so much Sadami for stopping by to comment. SO appreciated...

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  9. A delight to see. Happy Independence Day!

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    1. thank you SO much Jo!! I love the American Eagle ...so much fun to paint...

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  10. What a great painting of this magnificent bird, Hilda!

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    1. thank you so much Judy... Yes, the Eagle is absolutely beautiful...Enjoy your day...

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  11. This is a wonderful eagle, Hilda. LOOK AT THAT EYE! Wow!

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    1. thank you so much Julie!! Its funny, but the first thing I paint is the eye .. in a bird or person... If I get that correct..the rest is easy (most of the time! lol) Have a wonderful day!!

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  13. You captured his look, are you enjoying oils?

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