Kat''s Nature

Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Friday, June 10, 2011

Two Owls Finished

This is an update of sorts 
on the Two Owls sculpture.
I added a few things and mounted them on a folksy base

I know these owls may look familiar to some of you

These are the finished art work
I call it primitive Folk art
Whimsical Nature art also.

It started off like this:

I start with a wooden cut out of the owls shape
Never too detailed or fussy for me!
paint it black to seal the wood
and make eyes and beak out of  oven bake clay

I mix  a tiny dab of black paint
with modeling paste
smooth some on the face and neck and wing areas

use a tool (palette knife) to make
a texture in the paste
to suggest feathers, wings
when the texture is dry and hardened
I paint on  colors I like,
suggesting a light and shadow side
paint sweet little eyes too
and copper beak

WWWHHoooo are YOU talking toooOOOoooo?

Knock, knock...WwwhhhOOOooo's there?
Love Yar
Love Yar  WHHHOOOOOOooooo?

Love Yar (your) Beak Baby!

Sorry about that 

So that is the finished Two Owls 
Painted Wooden Piece

This coming week of June 20th my town is hosting a 
"Paint The Town"
I needed something to do my paintings on
 so I took, David at  The Plein Air Co. 
up on his discounted easels :
If you are a painter
 or want to be one, like me
This is a great item to purchase
It makes you feel real legit!

 Drrrrrummmmmm   roll,  Please!

Fra-gi-le'  (must be from Italy) 
sorry again couldn't resist

I love getting boxes
 and opening them up

Even Shirley is interested in my box

My New French Easel
from :
Pleinairco - Fmpguru

 We make art supplies affordable - Give the Gift of Art

What the heck is the big deal, KAT?

No Shirley,...
This is NOT a new deluxe cat box for YOU!

Can you tell
I'm a Geek about this stuff ?

the whole thing is very portable
because this easel
 is made to be used out and about in nature
to paint outside scenes

lots of handy storage area built in

leg spikes for stability in the soft uneven ground
a free surprise inside the box!
...And  look at the a handy dandy built in level!
OK I'm in LOVE

I do plan to break this  sweet baby in
the week of June 20th 
Our  town
is hosting an event called :
"Paint The Town"

every artist with any skill at all 
will be out and about in downtown Loveland,
painting and creating any and all kinds of art,
based on what they see in the town to paint.
It can even be wooden sculptures 
or watercolor or oil painting or 
origami ...for all I know
It should prove to be very interesting all week.
I plan to take lots of photos and soak up all I can.

Thank you to David at Plein Air CO.
and I hope I can do it justice
with something beautiful.

June 2011


texwisgirl said...

that's very cool. sounds like you will get to enjoy it soon! it's beautiful!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Thanks for entering my green giveaway!

I love your owls - they are so awesome. And Congrats on your new easel! :)

A Few Pennies said...

Loving those owls! TJ Maxx has a huge ceramic owl I almost bought--but, want to find a vintage one to paint. Enjoy that easel!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful easel! I'm sure you will enjoy your town art event! Last summer a momma owl fledged two babies in our yard! They hung out on a wire right outside our front door. It's the most wildlife fun we ever had! Yours are sweet too!

Brenda Watts said...

LOVE the owls !! and the easel...I carve folk art owls from reclaimed pine, this is a great technique....your cat is gorgeous as well, don't they love something 'new'.

Vicki said...

That owl technique is easy enough for me to do! lol Enjoy the easel and painting nature. I can totally see the benefits of this custom piece.

Smallgood said...

Gorgeous! (the easel and the owls). I was given two owl bookends once, and I named them Arthur and Gwen. Owls just have so much personality.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

I really do love your owls! Such a neat technique. Congratulations on your new easel!

Anna said...

What a beautiful easel!

I think your owls are very neat, and I am totally going to make one in order to keep the birds off our patio. :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your owls are really cool! Loved seeing your process ♥
WOW! what an easel! Love how it is all self contained. Now go paint!!

Where the Fur Flies said...

Ooh - I'm excited for you. Imagine all the fun you can have with that easel! Enjoy!

Emily@LovelyBeasts said...

Love how the owls turned out! My daughter just learned how to say owl so I'll have to show her these and see if she can identify them! :)

And I can't believe you have the same dresser! I'm jealous that you probably have all 4 drawers intact. Definitely try using the wood filler and I bet it would look great all painted!


Bee Lady said...

Hi Kat,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I think your art is just lovely. If I were an artist, I would be painting nature too. That easel is very cool. Looks like it has everything you need to do all kinds of lovely pictures.

Cindy Bee

Kim K. said...

Your owls are just amazing. Your easel is pretty cool too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be spending some time going through your blog now too.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your owls are quite charming~ love how you have textured them up. Thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

wayside wanderer said...

What a fabulous easel!!!! My mom gave me her old one, but it is metal and not nearly as neat as yours. Very nice and it looks good, too!!!

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Be still my heart...that is just the most fabulous easel! It looks like a work of art in itself! WOW! ♥

Anonymous said...

we have the very same easel,, what a treat right,, I love owls and those are the sweetest ever,