Fire in the Sky
The Red-tailed Hawk is a magnificent resident of the Sonoran desert and can be seen any time you look up into the sky in Arizona.
Their beauty and majesty as they soar and float above our heads is a reminder of their freedom and strength. I wanted to paint this beautiful raptor because of the variety of color and hues in their plumage. With the sun shining through its luminous feathers, auburns, coppers, grays, purples, and golden tones lit up like a flame of fire against the purest blue sky. The Red-tailed Hawk is very adaptable and lives in a variety of habitats including pastures, parks, desert, and even tropical rainforests in Mexico. They are strong in their numbers, widespread and they mate until death do they part. 'Fire in the Sky' is a celebration of the strength of this beautiful bird.
Reference Photograph by: Necip Perver
Fire in the Sky was accepted and will be exhibiting and touring with Artist for Conservation 2018 Exhibit and has won and will be published in Acrylicworks 6 - Creative Energy. Northlight Books