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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mother Owl and Baby

This is my oil painting of a long eared owl.
 relatively uncommon and very seldom
 spotted around here   
they are here in the winter 
and spend the summer farther to the north in Canada.
I like the rusty reddish color of its feathers
and its white" mustache and beard "

I wanted it to appear to be at night
in the moonlight

I painted on a large
(36 " by 16 ")
piece of old roofing slate
at least I think it used to be part of a roof at one time
painting on slate is very different 
I think it is fun to work with the bumpiness of its surface
 It works well with the palette knife style I used
 I now have 99 followers !
I plan to post a special giveaway
 to one lucky follower next week
 so check back soon to hear about that !


Jen of Country Weekend said...

It looks great--I love the baby.

Lesley said...

Love your little wise friend in the tree!!! I am linking my post up to the paint party too!! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful painting ~ painting on slate and you got great texture! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) HPPF ^_^

Mary C. Nasser said...

Congratulations on having 100 followers! So glad I am one of them!

Wonderful owl painting. Love the textures and the cool colors...and the way the figure and ground blends.

Happy PPF!!
Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

- T.W - said...

The blue background is an awesome contrast to the lovely orange and browns, beautiful work!

// - T.W -

Jörg said...

Thanks for the comment at my blog.
I like your work

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful...love how it blends in, but is recognizable in the painting...wonderful work! POP ART MINIS

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous painting! I love all the wonderful texture and the vibrant colors. I am now your 101 follower! Happy PPF! :-)

Netty said...

Happy PPF Kat, this is a wonderful textural painting. xx

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

Wow this turned out great! I love that you painted it on an old rood slate. You have a real gift. I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Dremel Saw Max! Congrats on reaching 100 followers!

Ayala Art said...

Looks great, lots of texture! Have a fun PPF

Theresa said...

I love the owls hidden & the colors are stunning on this painting.
Happy PPf!

craftattack said...

The owls are beautiful. I sometimes hear one at night, but have never seen it! Valerie

Leovi said...

Delicious colors of night. Excellent painting.

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh I guess you were linked twice, so you get a second visit and a second comment...LOL. Lovely Owls!

Julie said...

omg! your work is gorgeous, I love this one!

Anonymous said...

Lovely wildlife painting of the owls. I don't think I've ever seen this type. The use of the rust color with the blue is a very effective contrast. Thanks for visiting my blog. Faye

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Cool choice of materials. Love how you can make the owls images appear from so many colours.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous...beautiful owls and love the color palette and the feeling of texture in this piece..powerful and wonderful!I live in Canada, so that is neat!
Happy Creating

Gloria said...

Lots of texture, color and intensity in your piece. Great work! Love it!

WrightStuff said...

Beautifully painted and camoflaged.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

just saw this on your word desk wed. but this is so cool! I love how it looks different up close. nice colors :)

Geckostone said...

Kat this is WONDERFUL!!!! I love your style! Owls are very cool! Deb

SHERI C said...

Love the format you chose for this work. Lots of texture too! Happy PPF!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Lovely painting...I love all the yummy texture. Well, and the owls of course. :) Congrats on getting over 100!!