My son, who is nearly 4 months old at the time of this post, is nicknamed “Little Hawk”. This piece is for him.
This oil pastel art was done in mostly Sennelier Oil Pastels on a 9×12 sheet of Canson Mi-Tientes paper, I referenced a photo found on MorgueFile.com.
Click to see the larger size here: “Little Hawk” – Oil Pastels Art
I worked hard at getting the feel of the depth in the eye of this hawk. The feathering I decided to not get as detailed on. I feel that leaving the feathers around the rest of the head less detailed brings the focus back to the eye and over to the beak. The feeling of the detail in the feathers is there when you focus around the eye.
I have plans to make this into a bigger piece, possibly on either Gessobord or on Pastelbord. The sheet of Canson paper came out of a pad of paper that should really be used only for sketching and practice pieces. This became a full oil pastels painting after I worked with it and felt like things were coming along well. But the paper did leave something to be desired, and I would like to attempt this again, not only on a better surface, but also I would like to see it done in a larger scale. I have been doing several pieces lately that range in the 9×12 to 8×10 range, and I want to do some bigger pieces of oil pastel art. This piece I feel will work well in a bigger size.
I found that I really did enjoy doing a painting of a hawk. These creatures are absolutely amazing and I want to spend time doing more of them.
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