American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) WIP - layout
Been planning a new painting, and this week has been taken up by layout and research! This piece was inspired by my walks up in Coyote Hills - in fact, that very rock is the exact spot where I’ve seen American Kestrels virtually every time! I’m leaning towards doing this one in watercolor… may even turn it into a “raptors of the Bay Area” series at some point.
I also discovered the amazing Feather Atlas put together by US Fish and Wildlife while researching this piece. If you are an artist who draws/paints North American birds, bookmark that site! It is a godsend for feather reference!

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
WIP - layout

Been planning a new painting, and this week has been taken up by layout and research! This piece was inspired by my walks up in Coyote Hills - in fact, that very rock is the exact spot where I’ve seen American Kestrels virtually every time! I’m leaning towards doing this one in watercolor… may even turn it into a “raptors of the Bay Area” series at some point.

I also discovered the amazing Feather Atlas put together by US Fish and Wildlife while researching this piece. If you are an artist who draws/paints North American birds, bookmark that site! It is a godsend for feather reference!

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