April 5, 2012

Happy Birthday Hawk

Cooper's Hawk
9x12 in. Mixed Media on paper, mounted
In honor of my 25th birthday today { yay! }, I wanted to share my latest painting and one of my favorite birds: the Cooper's Hawk.  His gaze is so intense and feathers so beautifully blue!  I love painting birds with distinct patterns and personalities.  I like to imagine him high up in a tree top overlooking the forest floor, turning his head slowly back and forth as he hunts for a fresh meal.

Have you ever seen a Cooper's Hawk in person?
Was he wearing a hat?
I hope so.

On another note, Seth and I are off for a weekend of adventure { hopefully the good kind } riding horses!  Wish us well as we leave today.  See you next week friends!

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