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Topic: Mother's Day Gift - Madame X  (Read 893 times)
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« on: May 06, 2012 04:23:25 PM »


My mom is a bird-nut.  She loves birds--especially raptors.  In my hometown, Hamilton Ontario (very blue-collar, steel-city), there exists the Hamilton Community Peregrine Project, dedicated to charting the multi-generational families of Peregrine Falcons taking up residence in the city.  So there are live cams, and family trees, etc.

In fact, Madame X, the matriarch just had chicks!  You can see her raising them via live cam here:


So anyway, my mom loves Madame X and the falcon project, and I thought it fitting to paint her a picture of one of Hamilton's most formidable mother's for Mother's day. 

It's in acrylic.  It looks like a rather cold painting to me--but I feel like you can see the resiliancy and determination of a mother Falcon, having to feed her very hungry babies.  Smiley

COmments and criticism very welcome!!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012 06:32:35 PM »

I think it's great!  My parents are also bird-nuts, big time, and I'm sure they would love a painting like this.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012 05:33:41 AM »

You did an amazing job on this painting. The mood is perfect, and is conveyed throughout the composition. Smiley

« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012 07:10:03 AM »

As a fellow raptor lover, I think this is fantastic! I am sure your mother will love it!

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012 09:58:33 AM »

What a LOVELY gift!!! Your mama will love it!

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