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Osprey on Guard

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Mother osprey is on guard against the interloper who has dared to enter the safety zone at the base of the platform of sticks and branches, sitting atop the telephone pole. She cries out a warning and flattens herself over the precious young osprey beneath her. The painting took 3 hours but the observation and sketches required more time and hey, who’s counting? I loved every minute of learning more about these beautiful birds. I might just be getting warmed up!
8×10 inches, limited palette of oil on gessoboard.

 

 

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