The Falconer Original Mixed Media Painting

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The Falconer Original Mixed Media Painting

575.00

12x24 inches  |  ready to hang
acrylic, watercolor, watercolor paper on stained maple panel

The Jobs of Yesteryear series combines history and surrealism to tell the stories of obsolete jobs. A contemporary glimpse into the past, these mixed media paintings serve as a reminder of time and stories long forgotten.

This particular Job of Yesteryear mixed media painting features a falconer. Falcons and other birds of prey have been trained and used to hunt since 2,000 BC! It most likely began in Mongolia and spread to Europe and the rest of Asia when the Huns invaded around 400 AD. The birds are used in their native wild habitat to capture small game such as rabbits and squirrels. One of the few ways that falconry has evolved over time is the use of radio transmitters to track the birds. Many various birds are used from owls to hawks, but my personal favorite is the peregrine falcon, which can reach 250 mph during its hunting stoop, making it the fastest animal on Earth.

The Falconer was created using acrylic and watercolor paint. The long-limbed characters were crafted using watercolor paper and pasted on the wood panel. See an illustrated guide of my process here.

The Jobs of Yesteryear are thought-provoking conversation pieces that will bring an air of history and whimsy to any room.

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