Saturday, November 24, 2012

6" Squared Exhibition

Good news - received word that my pair of owl paintings will be heading off soon to California; they were accepted into the Randy Higbee Gallery's 6" Squared Exhibition! The opening reception and sale is December 8th 2012 from 5-9 pm. The show can be viewed online. My pieces are listed on page 89...

Hoot Owl (Left) and Barred Owl Study (Right)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Finished: Barred Owl

I finished the Barred Owl Saturday - just in time for the Sunday midnight deadline to enter the Randy Higbee Gallery's 6" Squared Exhibition & Sale.  Hopefully, this one and Hoot Owl (my last 6x6 of the Great Horned Owl) make the cut! I think they look very nice together as a pair.

Barred Owl Study, 6x6, oil on panel
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

New WIP: Barred Owl

After completing my last owl piece - which I am entering in the Randy Higbee Gallery 6x6 show - I decided I had just enough time to complete another entry before the Nov 18 deadline. I decided to do another owl portrait because (a) I love them and (b) I thought they would look nice as a pair. So, here's the start of yet another 6x6 owl. This time it's a Barred Owl. I'm starting this one just as the last one with loose, thinned acrylics for the underpainting. It'll be finished off in oils.

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Finished: Great Horned Owl

Here's my finished Great Horned Owl in oils. I left some of the drips and spatters of the underpainting show through and I added texture with palette knife and bigger brushes. Hope you like it.

Hoot Owl, 6x6, oil on panel
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