Size: 5"W x 5"H x 1.7"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
The last of my series of three barn owl studies. I made these to practice their anatomy. In this piece, I focused on trying to learn how the two rosettes of feathers radiating out from the bird’s eyes meet in the center of the face and push against each other. I really love the mysterious look that these birds have but their faces are shaped this way for the practical purpose of amplifying sound. I created this painting with black watercolor and ink. Arrives ready to hang on a deep 1-5/8" natural wood panel.
I grew up inspired by the beautiful and strange animals that lurked along the Florida Gulf Coast. There's no time in my life that I haven't been obsessively sketching wildlife and trying to capture their gestures, mannerisms and personalities. I live and work in Redmond, WA -just outside of Seattle.