Sunday, January 23, 2011

Screech Owl and the Full Moon Watercolor Painting

A little screech owl sits on a snowy tree limb silhouetted by the full moon.

Several people have told me owls are a favorite bird of theirs.  I imagine for every one who says so, there are a number of others who also like them - they're just not sayin'!
The screech owl of North America has two color phases: red-brown and gray. I painted this one in the reddish phase (since I like color). It's rather spooky to hear screech owls at night because they give out a mournful wail. Have you heard them?

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Kessie said...

Your owls are absolutely beautiful! I don't think I've ever seen you paint any night scenes, and they're quite the change of pace. I think they work well with the luminosity of the watercolors. And owls are always gorgeous things, anyway. :-)

Janet Zeh said...

Thanks for the comment, Kessie. I agree that owls are gorgeous things. I like how the night scenes turned out. It's nice to do something different every so often.