The American Eagle bird is quite majestic as it stares down it's yellow beak with sharp vision. It is no wonder America adopts the bird as a patriotic symbol and have placed it on their seal.
The bird shares a few things with Su, including a love of North America. She is more than happy to jump on a plane and visit.They live (Su wishes!) in North America in particular Alaska... not necessarily hot enough for Su, but that's another tale.
Their favourite meal is salmon and they are not fussy, dead, or dying they will just eat them up. Given their fish diet, they live along the coast line. This is where Su starts to day dream, living by the ocean, deep sea diving, kayaking, blue skies and warmth... but we digress.
There is good news though, the bird once was on the endangered and threatened list, but it isn't any more.
I remember seeing the eagle at this last stage shown here. No matter where in the room I stood, I was being surveyed!
The eyes, although on composite board, do follow you.
The picture is A1 size, so as well as the sharpness in the eyes, you have the majesty of the portraits size to watch you as you go about your business.
I remember asking Su if this one was finished, "No" came the short reply. She then told me the actions that she needed to take with the image. When you look at the final finished piece, you can see it was no where near finished.