Still working on my eagle series of watercolors. This one was painted from a young Bald Eagle, probably about 1 year old. Starting with a relatively detailed pencil drawing that was kept light, a background wash of warm tone was flooded onto the paper. Then it was a case of slowly building up thin washes of color until I felt that I had the essence of the eagle before me. The penetrating stare was a little unnerving but I am sure that I didn't interest the bird quite as much as it interested me! Size is 7" x 5,5" (18cm x 14cm), watercolor on Canson paper.
I am an artist living and working near Washington DC in the USA. I was born in the UK but have lived abroad most of my life. I paint mostly landscapes and birds but have many interests so you never know what will turn up. Most of the paintings shown here are for sale so please contact me at jeremypearse (at) gmail.com if interested. Thanks for visiting!