14"X11" Oil on Canvas Board
This is my forth effort. Am I nutty or what? Several years ago I was putting a bird in every painted landscape and even tried with my still life paintings so it just felt right as I really couldn't misappropriate the sheep idea-so cute. I wanted something native but of course I have no knowledge of seasonal birds so I figure a hawk would be a safe bet.

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Comment by Jim Moyer on September 22, 2011 at 10:12
Great job...........
Comment by Denise Maxwell on September 20, 2011 at 19:08
Thanks Sandra, I'm hoping something is sinking in and I'm learning. On the last two I was trying to change color harmonies and color seems like a very daunting study. I would also like to be able to paint like Tibor Nagy but even though I was trying on these I'm not getting it. So thanks for asking but I will need more time and more challenges to see how I'm doing, lets chat in a few months.
Comment by Sandra kelly on September 20, 2011 at 18:10
Nice painting Denise I like how thick you have painted this one lots of texture you have really pushed the snow shadows. I like the warmth in the fore ground. Are you finding it a great learning process with each painting?
Comment by Denise Maxwell on September 19, 2011 at 14:17

Hi Barbara,

Yes it could be a  Red Tail Hawk which I see almost every day near my home but I looked up the New Zealand hawks and this is a feisty guy called a Karearea-Falcon which I believe are bigger then the hawks, isn't the Internet a wonder these days!

Originally the question came up early on about entering more then one painting, this was encouraged as a learning opportunity, I've gone for it as you can see but as there has been so many paintings posted I didn't expect to be picked for a critique so I've been trying my best to do a bit of critiquing myself, that's helped me to see my own efforts. Thanks for liking my painting.

Comment by Barbara Sawyer on September 19, 2011 at 13:56
I  like your  HAWK  perhaps it is a RED tail HAwk  they stay around all winter  hunting  for mice...


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