The Golden Eagle is Scotland’s national bird, and I’ve seen them only on 3 occasions – in a tree, sitting just staring down, soaring way off in the distance, and, amazingly, flying along side the car, and then across the road in front of us (it was a young bird).
I really don’t think I’ve done this stunning bird justice. The background is all wrong to start with, it’s too stationary and I want to see more of the eagle. But…
…It just means I have an excuse, a good one, to do another. I’ll let you know when I do.
This is an odd painting. I’ve exhibited it all over the place, had so much interest in it, but it has never sold. However….
I sell prints and greetings cards of it over and over and over again through my shop on Etsy and galleries. I have no idea why. I thought it might be the size of the original- 61 x 51 cm (24 x 20″) – but I sell prints of it at that size.
I don’t mind, it’s hanging in my home.
Finished, Into the Woods, chalk pastel on board. I couldn’t get rid of Little Red Riding Hood, but she isn’t so easy to spot now. The painting is now mounted and for sale on Etsy.
If you would like to see a video of this painting through all it’s different stages, visit my page on Instagram.