Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Eyes of the Owl

This little 6x6 inch oil painting was absolutely fun, fun, fun to paint! I found the reference in the Image Collection at Wetcanvas and because of those enormous eyes, thought it might be fun to try painting this fellow. I began with a wash of the color patterns, moved to the eyes, and finished up with the feathers and the beak. It was definitely the the eyes that captured my attention. Focusing on the eyes of animals is a joy. Another painting of animal eyes emerged when I painted a pair of Cat's Eyes a while ago. The Cat's Eyes painting is for sale at Small Impressions Gallery for $50.00 plus $6.50 for shipping to US addresses. This painting will join the cat when the paint dries.
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