Friday, February 10, 2012

Red Screech Owl ~ complete

I just completed the finishing touches on my owl painting. I didn't do much more with the owl but did tweak the birch trunk a bit. I added another knot and some white gouache to simulate the look of birch bark. Also I was able to get a more accurate photo. My thanks to Steve Haas for the wonderful reference photo as well.


Jeanette Jobson said...

Great finish on the owl. The setting is perfect as well as the colouring against the tawny feathers.

Another winner!!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Jeanette.:) I may have to try another owl!

Feathers said...

I'm seeing more birds in your future! Nice finish on the owl, though I'm not personally crazy about the brush work afterward. It's a good idea, but maybe a little too much of a good thing? (only my opinion) I'm always kind of scared when I start to add something like falling snow, etc. As they say though, it's only paper. Watching for more.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks for your honesty, Anita.:) I'm assuming you're referring to my next post of the 'snowy' owl. I'm not sure if I like it either but I had to try anyway. I wanted to see what the effect would look like and you are right, it's only paper and in this case cheaper paper.;)