18.00"x24.00" Acrylic on canvas


Description of Catch and Eat

Many times while fishing our local streams and rivers, I have the privilege of seeing and interacting with ospreys. They are fearless and very territorial. And as far as their fishing skills go, they are unmatched in their ability to put food “on the table”!

A few years ago, Maureen also had a close encounter with an osprey. She was visiting at a friend’s mountain cabin and noticed an osprey’s nest in a near by tree. She wanted to get a closer look at the nest and take a photo, but before she could get much closer, one of the parent ospreys came swooping down and “buzzed” her within inches. She got the message … she had entered the “too close for comfort” zone! I have seen ospreys actually chase off a bald eagle because they were fishing in “their” stretch of the river! It looked like an F-16 attacking a cargo plane … pretty impressive.

Anyway, I used Maureen’s experience and combined that with what I had seen and came up with this painting

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