This is an 14 x 19 x original acrylic painting on Gessobord (©Ampersand) that depicts the shadow of an eagle on the shallow clear water of a lake.
The viewpoint is that of the eagle looking down on a fish.
The sun is also reflected in the water to lend to the realistic sense of depth.
Within the shadow of the eagle is a rock that is the shape of the beak. This is the illusion aspect of the piece.
The painting is mounted to a "floating frame" which is light maple in color and very clean and simple so as not to detract from the soft tones in the picture.
Frame: 17 x 21 x 1.25 inches
Painting: 14 x 18 x 1/8 inches