This bald eagle watercolor drawing / painting was created in 1998 with a mix of watercolors and salt. The eagle was drawn in first with some light pencil marks. Then various washes of brown and yellow colors were dabbed in to create feathers, eyes, and the beak. For the sunlit background, a wash of water was first applied to the canvas. Color was then added to the page in concentric circles around a large puddle of yellow, and the water blurred and blended the colors together. While the paint was still wet, salt was thrown on the background, which gives the painting texture and a unique crystallized look. This helps to separate the background from the painting of the eagle.

Watercolor Painting of a Bald Eagle

Eagle Watercolor Painting / Drawing

3 thoughts on “Eagle Watercolor Painting / Drawing

  • May 18, 2009 at 11:07 am

    your drawings and paintings enspire me , thanx

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I’m happy to hear that. And thank you for sharing your inspiration back with me, kate! I appreciate it. 🙂

  • October 6, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I love ALL your paintings, but this one is my favorite!

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