Without Warning

Without Warning – Golden eagle and raven, (1998)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 450, Offset on Paper
Edition size does include a Conservation Edition of 20 for the World Center for Birds of Prey
Retail Price at Issue $225
Please inquire about the availability of Artist’s Proofs
Image Size 21¾” x 31 3/8″

Interested buyers please contact Tracy Morrison (Conservation Design) at Email: aprintjock@gmail.com; Phone: 1-781-585-9871;
Located in Duxbury MA

Flying like an eagle is the secret dream of many humans. For me, this dream came true in this painting!

I wanted to create the feeling of being high in the sky together with the most beautiful flying creature in the world. Therefore, I had to avoid any landscape or clouds. I wanted to capture the atmosphere of the evening sun, penetrating some mist.

Since ravens and crows have the surprising habit of chasing raptors much bigger than themselves, picturing that in my painting was a very attractive idea. It is very interesting to see how the raptor finally leaves the raven’s territory. Usually, there is more than one raven. I felt that, for my composition, one raven was better. The viewer can imagine another one outside of the image, preparing its loop.

Most adult raptors can handle these attacks and can avoid being hit by the aggressors. My eagle is a young bird, not yet familiar with such air attacks. I cropped the wings to strengthen the feeling of being close to the bird and to make you a part of that dramatic moment in the sky.

— Carl Brenders