This is Atila. I don't often have a personal name for my paintings, but the rescuers of this bird @falconry_crarsi on Instagram have named it. I think it is a perfect name for this South American eagle. It is sometimes called Isidor's Eagle derived from the Latin. The power of eagles so shines through in the expression on their faces. Birds of prey all have that 'look'.
Day 15. 30in30 painting challenge. We are now at midpoint! Part of my personal goals for my paintings during this challenge was to make sure I painted in various sizes. This painting is 12x12 and will be framed 20x20" (or maybe more). Because I sketched weeks ahead of time, it has made it easier for me to select a painting for the day. Otherwise, I wear myself out trying to choose something and then have to go through the whole process in one day. Personally, doing all that in one day is often too much for me, especially for larger sizes. That is why during other challenges I've stayed quite small. I will have to start sketching again real soon...I'm running out.