Its been years since I painted anything with feathers so this was a real refreshing change for me. The painting is an acrylic on panel and measures 8.5″ x 15″. I did this painting as a study for a much larger painting I’m planning. I had intended to have the Bald Eagle going for a fish but wanted to show more movement. Coots don’t just launch off the water like ducks…They have to literally run on water to gain the speed for their short wings to get enough lift, leaving a rooster tail of water in their trail.
/ / Coot Scooting