American Kestrel Painting – Male and Female

by Bryce W. Robinson


I’ve painted the American Kestrel multiple times, and each is an improvement. But, all I see are the mistakes here. I struggle with being overly critical with myself, but I try to remember that the process and the growth are most important in my work. I learn a lot from each painting, about the birds structure, etc., but also about the process of painting. As I struggle with focusing on my faults, I’m working to stay focused on my growth, while recognizing the mistakes constructively. Hell, this exercise probably translates to everything in life, not just painting birds.

I’m going to make limited prints of this American Kestrel pair, so if you’re a kestrel lover click on the image and purchase a print.