Hunter or Hunted?
This piece is one that has been unfolding: First, I drew circles on the back of the paper and pressed some leaves into the paper, trying to create some texture. Then I turned the paper over, got it wet, and poured primary colors (watercolor) onto the paper. I added another wash of blue, then enhanced the yellow and red places. As I reflected on the evolving background, I kept getting an image of a raptor caught in the cross hairs of some kind of scope. Red-tail hawks came several times into my real world, so I found a reference photo and here we are. The picture itself is 10x10, but the mat is 16x20 in order to fit into a standard frame.