Sunrise Moon Hawk

Sunrise Moon Hawk (2)

I called this painting Sunrise Moon Hawk. It has a sort of mystical look to it I think. There is a tree near where I live that when stripped of it’s leaves in winter looks like the one I have in this painting. The moon is the moon and it can look many different ways depending on the light, time of day and season. The moon here looks half asleep and half awake as it rises above the cold morning sun. The sunrise within a crystal blue sky is always a cool sight, so I thought it would be the right backdrop for these images. Then I decided to add a Red Tailed Hawk to the scene. There are 17 species of Hawk in North America and the Red Tailed Hawk is one of my favorites. There is a Hawk in the woods within walking distance of where I live that occasionally visits the trees near me, so I wanted a Hawk in this painting. All these images are bold and stand on their own, but when I put them together in one scene they sort of created a mysterious other world to me. I guess part of the reason is the silhouette and reflection effect. Most of my paintings mixes realism and fantasy, and this painting is no different. For me, this painting is easy on the eyes and creepy at the same time. It creates different reactions. If I can do that with a painting then I feel good about what I painted. I look forward to reading any responses to it. Three pine board planks were used for my canvas. As always, thank you for stopping by and having a look, and I look forward to any thoughts about it (good and bad).

8 thoughts on “Sunrise Moon Hawk

  1. Hey, I saw your article and I really like the painting. My thoughts about your painting:

    1. It is dark outside and there are no leaves on the tree. Is it showing the end of something or are you waiting for something?
    2. The serious stare of the hawk. what does it represent?

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    1. Glad this painting raises some questions. I didn’t intend for it to have a deep underlying meaning but I guess it does. The tree is stripped of leaves as it recovers from a winter’s thrashing. The hawk is awaiting it’s next prey. Thank you for taking time in looking at it. Appreciate it!

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