This owl was very, very challenging. But I think it is one of my absolute best paintings! A Facebook photographer friend of mine, Ken Busch, posts amazing bird photos. I saw this one and I just really had to paint it. The seriousness of the expression and the challenge of trying to capture the feathers were the driving motivations. I realized with this painting that the desire to create something beautifully detailed must be tempered with patience and that walking away from a painting for a while is time well spent.
Prints and the original are for sale in my Etsy shop. If you are not on Etsy, please email me for details.
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