Finalist - 2009 Paint the Parks Mini50 Competition
"This painting came about from a trip to Arches National
Park near Moab Utah in 2004 or 5 (I'm old so I forget). We
arrived on scene before dawn. It had rained the night before
and the air was crisp, cold and dramatic. I tried to capture
the moment just before the sun broke over the horizon, when
everything had a red glow to it. This was a tough painting
because the tonal range is so narrow. It was a challenge to
get the reds working to my satisfaction.
The predator and prey drama plays out between the hawk and the rabbit-the latter hoping not to have been seen by the hawk. .. (fat chance)."
R. Geoffrey Blackburn