Occasionally, something I see in the wild really catches my attention and I just have to paint it. Harris’s Hawks are common in the Sonoran Desert and have fully adapted to city life. You will often hear a noisy family before you see it, especially if the birds are cavorting among the palm trees. What caught my eye with this hawk was the resemblance of the primary feathers to the palm fronds. The hawk is rising straight up from the trees, so the title “Palm Spring” seems a fitting choice.