Bald Eagles are majestic birds. They are fierce, and deadly hunters and stand for freedom and power. I love seeing eagles in the wild and seeing their natural beauty. I was looking through my Alaska cruise photos from August 2017 and they inspired me to paint a portrait of an eagle because I had taken so many photos of them during that trip. It just felt right.
Eagles and symbolism
We all know the Bald eagle is the Symbol the U.S.A uses because it represents freedom. But other nations have also used eagles as a symbol, such as Babylon, Egypt, and Rome.
"Even in early Christianity, the eagle was seen as a symbol of hope and strength, representing salvation. In Islam, the eagle represents warlike ferocity, nobility and dominion. And the Native Indians saw the Eagle as a symbol for great strength, leadership and vision.
But the eagle is also seen as a spiritual being and more spiritual beliefs say that the eagle is the chief over all the winged creatures. The eagle conveys the powers and messages of the spirit; it is man's connection to the divine because it flies higher than any other bird. The eagle brings the message of renewed life because it is associated with the east winds - the direction of spring, dawn and rebirth.
It is believed that ff a person has been going through a hard time, the eagle not only signals a new beginning, but provides that person with the stamina and resilience to endure the difficulties. SoI= if an eagle has appeared, it bestows freedom and courage to look ahead. The eagle is symbolic of the importance of honesty and truthful principles. " More Animal Symbolism
I find all of this very interesting and even if you don't believe in the spiritual aspects of eagles, they are still amazing birds to look at.
I really enjoyed painting this Eagle, and while I think I did a great job on the head, Ive decided I need to look up so tutorials on painting feathers so I can make the body look more natural.
I have not decided if I am going to sell this painting or not. But if you are interested in it, don't hesitate to contact me. Even if I am not selling this one, I do offer commissioned paintings.
Thank you for reading. Let me know what you think in the comments!
So a follower saw my other mama bear painting and wanted one.
She wanted more bear cubs though, so I did a painting of a mother bear and 3 bear cubs outside the woods.
It took me a few hours to do and I did have to take a couple of breaks during my live stream.
The painting is on a 16x20 stretched canvas.
I have shown the customer their painting and they are "in love" with it! I am very happy to hear that. Animal faces, like people faces are hard to do. But I like the way this came out.
Here are the live stream videos and the sped up version:
Facebook Live Videos
Sped up video
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I hope you enjoyed this painting, let me know what you think in the comments!
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A few weeks ago, I had submitted an application along with my Fox painting for an art exhibit that was coming up at the San Fernando Valley Art and Cultural Center called "Call the to Wild". After a few weeks of waiting, I finally got the notice that I was accepted into the show! I will be droping off the painting April 30th and the show opens to the public May 1st and ends May 26th. If you are interested in seeing this painting, it will be at the:
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
18312 Oxnard Street / Tarzana, CA 91356
It will also be available for sale - $100.
Here is the letter I received:
We are pleased to inform you that your work, The Fox has been accepted into the “Call of the Wild” exhibit at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC) in Tarzana."
It then proceeded to tell me where to take the painting and when it needs to be dropped off. Here is the painting.
I will be having an Artist Reception May 5th. I am not sure if its open to the public, But I will be there between 5pm-7pm to show my painting and celebrate with the other chosen artist.
If you are local, come and check out my painting! Let me know what you think and give some feedback. There will be many other paintings there as well, check them all out.