16" x 20"
Scratchboard and Ink
This is definitely a departure for me but I have to say I really enjoyed it. Birds are a secret love of mine - the only "babies" I haven't added to my menagerie because of my husbands aversion to them and my dogs' desire for them (and price for the really cool ones). The picture of this guy was taken at the Athens zoo in Greece of all places! Raptors as a whole are mesmerizing but there's just something about a bald eagle. It's iconic, majestic, it exudes strength and determination, it makes me feel patriotic.
My next project is also a bird but one not as well known I think and absolutely stunning up close. I never appreciated them until I started using a zoom lens and really saw the detail of their faces. So stay tuned!
I recently invested in a professional photographer to take new images of all of my work (well the pieces I can still get my hands on anyways). It was money well spent! The new files all represent the work as it looks in real life and so much more of the details can be seen. As of now I've reproduced about half of my inventory - it's an expensive and time-consuming process. And I've been forced to do something I HATE ... dreaded watermarks!! Recent thefts have forced me to reevaluate my views on them so you'll see new files from me with my website strategically placed here and there.