Monday, May 23, 2011

A Barn Owl for Today

I like the light and color on this oil study. This one took a little longer that it should - I like to do the 5" x 7"s in my 75 for $75 project in less than an hour - usually around 45 minutes.  If it takes longer, then I know I'm noodling otherwise known as 'rendering'.  Not to sound like a broken record, but my reason for the project is to become a more painterly painter with quick brushwork, less attention to detail and more attention to mood.

I haven't painted many barn owls - I think I did one or two in the previous project but I steer away from them because of their strange eyes.  It's hard to get them just right.

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