Thursday, September 8, 2011

Today's Oil Study - A Snowy Owl

A white bird is almost never white - except where the sun is hitting it.  This is one of the reasons I enjoy painting egrets, snowy owls, etc. I'm amazed when I mix the color for the shadowed side of a white bird and it is SO dark - and certainly not white.  I had to double-check my colors when I painted this little study as the color for the darkest shadowed 'white' on the palette was a very dark gray.  It wasn't until I finished the study that I felt that I'd mixed the colors correctly.

188 - Snowy Owl
7" x 5" oil study on board, unframed
$75 plus $6 shipping within the U.S.