'Where Eagles Gather'
Giclees are Available ~ Artist collection
( 30 x 40 oil painting • 2005-2011 )
When I viewed the eagles soaring over the Frio River in south Texas looking for prey, I wanted to join them. The first rendering of this image depicted soaring birds, hanging out in the sky. I wanted more action. In the final version, the eagle has spotted prey, live prey. Golden eagles prefer their meat fresh, hurtling themselves to the earth at a hundred miles an hour for a mouse or rabbit. I keep it by the easel, reminding me to ignore dead things and focus on what’s live.