Original Contemporary Wildlife Portrait Painting by Diane Griffiths.
Acrylic on 1.5″ box canvas with painted sides, 80x60cm/31.5×23.5″ (2015).
With this painting I wanted to explore contrast and light. The eagle profile allowed me to use a plain background with a strong dynamic subject emerging from the canvas. The black and white is really striking, with the only flash of colour on the beak.
Work in Progress
This painting jumped onto the canvas; I didn’t struggle, it wasn’t a challenge – from the drawing and getting the block of colour onto the canvas, the bald eagle came to me naturally. I didn’t have a high or a low point with this piece – it was 100% enjoyable from start to finish. It’s really rare for me to experience this throughout the entire process (I usually have at least one head-banging moment), but I felt completely at ease with the dynamic striking contrast and capturing the poise of this bird of prey.
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