White Dog Art

osprey

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wild Things on September 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm

original watercolor aceo c9/16/2011

A few mornings ago when I was walking at the lake I watched an osprey for a long time while he caught his breakfast. He swooped several times into the lake and finally retrieved a fish. Then he graced my presence by flying directly overhead and into the branches of a tall cedar. There he rested with his catch of the day. He would intermittently fly away and then return to the limb far above my head.

The osprey is a bird of prey whose diet consists of 99% fish. He is also called the ‘fish hawk.’ Magnificent hunter. Much smaller than an eagle, but none the less fierce.

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  1. Beautiful, Gretchen. You’ve captured this moment perfectly. The osprey is pure concentration.

  2. Love this image and everything about the coloring. Those very beautiful swooping
    shapes and strong feet! Your words spark imagination and bring life to the scene.

  3. I’m totally attracted to the composition in this one. Nice use of shape and values in such a small space. Very different and memorable, Gretchen.

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