Bald Eagle Art
Based on Original Contemporary Wildlife Eagle Portrait Painting by Artist Diane Griffiths
This powerful bird of prey is easily recognisable with the unmistakable bright white plumage which contrasts against the brown body. It typically takes four to five years to achieve this distinctive colouration. Strangely the bald eagle isn’t actually bald. The name comes from a ‘white’ rather than without hair, which is an older meaning of the word bald.
In this painting I really wanted to emphasise the contrast between the yellow and white against a dark background. I love the strong gaze as the eagle looks proudly up. The term ‘eagle eye’ has been coined for a reason, they have sharper and wider field of vision, at least four times that of human. I wanted to affirm this fact in my painting by making the detail of the eye very strong.
Original Painting Sold
- Original Contemporary Cornish Landscape Painting
- Acrylic on 1.5″ box canvas with painted sides
- 80x60cm/31.5×23.5″ (2015)