Bateleur #II Completed

Marc Alexander's Bateleur Eagle #II, Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas, 120cm by 90cm. (2015)

My Bateleur Eagle is finished! Now on show at the Studio Galley Kalk Bay, as part of a group exhibition titled “Soul Food.” Showcasing new works by some of South Africa’s leading artists. This exhibition will run until the 9th of September 2015.

I really enjoy painting these magnificent birds. My Bateleur is slightly larger than life size, so there is loads of super fine detail to feast your eyes on. The bateleur is a medium-sized eagle in the family Accipitridae and is a fairly common resident of the open savanna country and thornveld within Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, the bateleur was placed in the Near-Threatened IUCN Red List Category due to loss of habitat, pesticides, capture for international trade and nest disturbance. Decline of the species is suspected to have been moderately rapid over the past three generations. Sadly current conservation efforts are unknown.

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