Friday, September 9, 2016
"OSPREY OF THE OBX" An Original Pastel Painting by Clare Klaum
Two years ago we were on vacation in the Outer Banks (OBX). My daughter and I were on the boardwalk along the Sound looking for a spot to Plein Air paint. As we turned a corner we saw this awesome Osprey perched on a dead tree. I was only able to get 2 quick shots of it with my camera before it took off. It had a fish in it talons on the leg behind the broken branch. You could only see the tip of the head in my photo so I did not include it. Had it been holding the fish in the talons showing I would have included it. I have been wanting to paint this for quite some time and finally was able to do so. This painting is 10 1/2" x 15" on U-Art sanded paper. It is double matted in an aged wood frame with UV glass. It is available for sale.
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