Ryan Kirby Wildlife Art

New Paintings:

Check out what's happening in the studio



Be the first to know!
Subscribe to our newsletter

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram


Original Oil Paintings and
Limited Edition Wildlife Art Prints

Original Oil Painting Eastern Wild Turkeys Ryan Kirby

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.

I'll have a video of this painting coming out soon. Be the first to see it by signing up for my newsletter.