2004-07-04 Independence Day

2004-4th of JulyIndependence Day

Sitting at my roadside station, on a typical sweltering fourth of July day in the Ozarks, I pondered what I would paint that day.  I was studying one of the “soon to fall” old dead pine trees, when an eagle soared right along the top of the huge bluff in front of me.  I grabbed my camera and snapped some pictures (but actually ended up using a different photo reference because by the time I got the camera ready, the eagle was no longer close enough for a good shot.)  Anyway, this was the result. The painting sold off my easel the following day when I returned to finish the details of the bird.

The 11×14 Framed Original Acrylic Painting is sold and I never got a satisfactory image of it to make large prints.