A red-toned bald eagle stands looking at his own reflection in the shallow waters. Mountain. Red, Green, Blue, White. Large Painting by artist Donald Ryker in textured expressionist impressionist art style with unique impasto glaze technique.
This Eagle standing in shallow water looks fascinated by his own image. The photo made me laugh and I wanted the challenge of being accurate enough with my brush strokes to create a reflection. What does his expression say to you?
I chose to paint him in tints of cool red, which with the water and his white head and tail creates a red white and blue theme. I thought that was appropriate for our national bird.
Purple glaze creates shadows on him, and I subtly altered the color and glaze for his image that is reflected on the water. To create the water, the dark hunter green background has a aquamarine glaze and pthalo blue highlights. I like how light hearted and humorous this piece is. —Donald Ryker
Original Painting $4,600