"Thunderbird" - 2013
“Thunderbird” – 2013
approximately 22″x15″ on 140lb Arches

In the summer, turkey vultures glide along the cliffs beyond my house, endlessly riding the thermals in search of food. While not the prettiest of birds up close, I’ve always like these “garbagemen.” While California Condors are often considered the inspiration for the “Thunderbird”, when turkey vultures twist against the sun, their primary features glow white. One day I saw one near a broken tree and was inspired to craft this painting.

This painting is currently matted and framed. I will offer this at 10% off in the frame (or $90); without the frame, I would normally sell this at $50, and I will offer a 20% discount… effectively making this $40.

It is a dramatic and unique piece that would fit in well with a southwest theme.