Sons of Thunder - SOLD
Eastern Wild Turkey, 40" x 24"
Spring is one of my absolute favorite times of year, and the opening of turkey season just makes it all that much better. If you've ever heard a pair of zealous Eastern longbeards hammering simultaneously atop a hardwood ridge, you know thy can almost shake the woods down. In this painting, I highlighted the golden morning sun hitting the forest floor, and really experimented with the color temperature changes that this sort of light produces. In this painting, the play of light and shadow in the foreground is almost as important as the birds themselves. I've always loved old, gnarly trees and logs for the structure and character they can provide in a painting, and this scene is no different.
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