Monday, November 24, 2014

YOUNG EAGLE STUDY



I did this young Bald Eagle study some time ago, working this time in oils instead of watercolor as I usually do. I actually prefer the look of immature Bald Eagles as apposed to the adults of the species - probably because I haven't been able to properly resolve painting a basically white head against the contrasting dark body. Perhaps some day I'll be able to work it out but until then I am enjoying working on these young eagle studies. Size is 12" x 9" (30cm x 23cm), oil on board.

4 comments:

john said...

Looks good. I share your opinion, the plumage of sub-adult Bald Eagles is so much more interesting to paint than the much plainer adult pattern.

Vernon Washington The Wild in Watercolor said...

I really enjoyed how you captured the glistening keratin of the eagle's beak. I look forward to seeing more of your raptors!

John Holmes said...

That's a beak that means business !

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks for the comments, and yes, that is quite a beak! I have more studies planned since I can't seem to get enough of painting these large eagles.