Summer Storm, Red-tailed Hawk
Is this one finished?
I glazed thin mixes of gel/color across the background to push it back. Detailing added to clouds and glazes over the hawk to subdue it into the rainy landscape. I then added more foliage to the foreground.
Its hard to get the colors right on in the photo but its fairly close though the rusty color may be a bit too prominent in this photo than what is real.
This was how this painting sat for almost 2 years before I gained the courage to delve back into it. The problem I fought was how to add depth and capture the moody gray-blue rain squall against the brilliant fields. So in the interm I tackled a large painting of grebes on the water with misty blue-grays and ended up totally destroying the canvas, it was horrible, hence my hesitation to continue on with the red-tailed hawk. All said and done though I did learn with the Grebes what not to do. Not sure if I should push this further with more glazing or leave it be. Anyone willing to critique?
Please understand that my feelings won't be hurt by honesty.
Hugs to the World!