The Boneli`s eagle is definitely my favorite raptor. Though a rare sighting in Europe, I was lucky enough to observe, study and sketch them in the wild five years long. In one of these visits I saw the female sitting in the distance against the sea. I managed to make a watercolour on location, and get some blurred video footage. I did a more detailed b/w study based on this footage years later but I didn`t find the time to create a painting until now.
It was two years ago when I did a study of this Saker falcon on toned paper. I always had in mind to do a coloured version of this but didn`t find the time until now..Here is the initial drawing , and the latest watercolour.
A new portrait sketched on location in the "Neue Pinakothek" in Munich, a gallery containing paintings from 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. Here is a portrait of Max Freiherr von Perfall painted by Wilhelm Leibl in 1877