Soft Pastel on velour board. Framed. 18" x 22. 2018.
I fell in love with this Red-tailed hawk named "Sundance"while visiting the Liberty Wildlife refuge in south phoenix. During a presentation on Birds of Prey, he perched on the glove of his handler with a quiet dignity that instantly stirred my creative vision for this painting. I wanted the background colors and mood to "lift" Sundance from his captivity.
Arizona Artist: Debbie Ericksen.
On view at Grotto Gallery "Falling in Love", exhibit which runs through December 21st, 2018 in downtown Tempe, Arizona.