Friday, May 25, 2012

Circus aeruginosus

Circus aeruginosus (female), sketch and study
Graphite and colour pencils on paper, 30x21 cm

Two weeks ago, on my way back home after work I was lucky to see a scene of great plasticity. A female harrier passed in front of my car carrying in one of its legs the skin with leftover meat from a rabbit, probably run over. I was struck by the gracefulness of movement and beauty of this bird of prey. As I got home, I made a quick sketch of the experience and then with more calm and the help of some pictures I made a work in colour (the image here). I am preparing a panel for an oil painting.

This image was previously published on the number 10 of the magazine 'Bocetos' ​​of AEAN.