Finding a red-tailed hawk feather may serve as a reminder to draw on your own inner power, knowledge, and vision. The red-tailed hawk is seen as a symbol of these traits in various cultures.
― Joyce Elliott

It had been QUITE a while since I painted anything and I was feeling anxious and rusty. Painting is one of my favorite things, but I wasn't ready to dive in just yet and paint a full bird.

About a month ago, I was outside the front of the house with Simon and found not one, but two red-tailed hawk feathers ― a beautiful gift!

I thought these would be the perfect first subject to welcome me back into the creative flow. I used the ‘wet on wet' technique to give a softness to the markings and two Daniel Smith colors: Burnt Umber with some Mayan Dark Blue.

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