Owl and Frost
watercolor and ink
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Owl 49 is a flying Barn owl, gliding over frosty Winter fields. Very pleased with how the soft colors and whites turned out in this one. One of my personal favorites that will be going into my 2016 calendar.
A little preview of new work. I spent last week sketching lots of new ideas for this year’s owl calendar (2016). I have a bunch of fun illustrations in the works that I will be posting in the coming weeks. Hope to have the calendar finished up by October with all new illustrations.
Above, a barn owl flying over a frosty field. Below, an owl in a little landscape with houses which will be used for the December month and this year’s Christmas cards.
Whimsical Illustrated Owl Species Chart
13×19 Print: https://www.etsy.com/listing/182308646/illustrated-owl-species-chart-whimsical
This has been on my list to draw for a while now and I finally got around to it. It was a fun challenge figuring out how to portray and differentiate each owl. Not sure I can pick a favorite. I’m particularly happy with the great grey, screech, and northern hawk owl.
Owl #31 Revised
Flying Barn Owl and Fireflies
This is a new version of Owl 31, which after a little time I wasn’t happy with. My original concept of having only sky wasn’t as visually interesting as I thought, so this updated version has a meadow / field drawn in. I’ll probably use that ‘sky only’ concept again and find a way to make it work – because I think it could be interesting.
Also wanted to redraw the owl in this one. Although very simplified, it’s much more anatomically correct here.
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A Barn owl “portrait”. Christmas was a busy season for me. I’m finally able to devote some attention to this project again. Some more owls soon, including a couple more of these portraits.
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7×5 Barn Owl Illustration
This is my other Christmas card for this year. A Barn Owl flying over little houses decorated with Christmas lights. Barn Owls tend to remind me of Christmas, so I’ve had a cozy little scene like this in my head for a while. I love the colorful old Christmas lights so I had to paint those in as well.
A cozy illustration of a Barn Owl flying over a field of haystacks. I spent a full day drawing owls yesterday and this is the first of a few. More soon.
Barn Owl and Haystacks Print