A pair of bald eagles are calling in this wildlife abstract with a red burnt sienna field and a splashed blue sky. This painting is based on a photo by wildlife photographer Craig Golby for a show we created that matches paintings with photographs of wildlife experiences on Vancouver Island.
This bald eagle acrylic wall painting was shown at “Above and Below,” a gallery event at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre in Duncan, BC. My bird wall art was shown alongside wildlife photographer Craig Golby and gave visitors the perspective of a Vancouver Island painter and photographer.
Out from a brushed, poured and splattered acrylic abstract a pair of bald eagles emerge calling out in this wildlife abstract painting. Where the birds are representational, they only take over part of the original abstract painting.
A a realistic bald eagle calls out of this Vancouver Island wildlife abstract painting. The only eagle exclusive to North America, most of Canada's bald eagles can be found on coastal BC.
The head of this bald eagle is painted with layers that reveal the modern abstract art behind it. The eagle eye in this painting is especially important as these animals survive from their vision, which is 8 times more powerful than a human’s and can spot prey from almost 2 miles away.
The bold blue and white splashes of a paint pour flow over a burnt sienna and Naples yellow brushed canvas. As an artist I try to stay open to new techniques, especially with a medium as versatile as acrylic.
The sky for this bald eagle painting is a blue and white acrylic pour that drips down onto a tree line, which is hiding another eagle in the distance. The blue sky pops and adds contrast to the sienna colour scheme of the abstract wildlife painting.
A close up of the bird painting shows eagle’s feet and the most important parts and hunting tools of any bird of prey: talons. While I painted the eagle’s talons and legs in great detail, I left the tail feathers unfinished to reveal the abstract painting beneath and suggest the spirit of the animal.