Harpy Eagle Commission Finished
June 14, 2009
Last week I finally completed a commission for a large (well, large for the way I usually work) scale watercolor of a South American Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja). I did some preliminary sketches and posted those here a couple of months ago, but the final painting was roughly 30 x 40 inches. It was a good challenge to work at a larger scale. It would have been great to have a live bird to reference, but alas, no trips south for me at this time. Instead I had to rely on photographic references and one of the specimens of Harpia harpyja we have at the Field Museum.