Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Great Gray

A combination of a wonderful image by Dave Hotchkiss and a cold and very windy winter day prompted me to paint in the studio. I got the drawing right at the first attempt. Sometimes the paint just flows. This could be a large painting but I choose a small format instead just for fun - 7 by 5 inches. I didn't really want to be tied up in the studio doing a large photographic realism painting. I just wanted to have fun.
The owls are in the process of mating this time of year so it was an appropriate subject matter. Great gray owls are magnificent creatures and Dave captured the essence of the bird.

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