Red-Shouldered HawkRegular price $265.00
I'm very pleased to now be selling my father's mixed media wildlife / birds of prey paintings here on my shop!
- All paintings use a combination of traditional and digital techniques. The work begins with detailed drawings, in black or coloured graphite. Oil-painting washes are added before the image is scanned and completed with digital painting. All the prints on offer are somewhat smaller than the original works.
- Prices are for museum quality giclée prints on canvas with stretcher frames included. Prints on paper, and some smaller sizes are available upon request.
- Shipped directly from printer. For non-North American orders, prints cannot be shipped with stretcher frames. Please email to inquire.
The Red-Shouldered Hawk is a slightly smaller cousin of the Red-tailed, and from behind looks remarkable similar. From the front, however, it displays much finer and redder streaking on the chest and abdomen that extends to the feathers on the legs. The distinctive red shoulders are best seen in flight. Males are 15-21” long, females 17-23”, but the species has noticeably slimmer legs than its larger cousin. They hunt from treetops or by hovering high over clearings and are capable of capturing prey as heavy as themselves. Their diet includes rodents, birds, reptiles and amphibians and large insects. The painting depicts the female of a pair that lived on the artist’s property near Bethany, Ontario. The pair nested in the thick woods but were most often seen hunting in an adjacent field.