This month, I’m sharing a Great Horned Owl painting I did over the past couple of days. I used acrylic paint on a piece of unfinished oak wood. Sometimes I paint the main subject shape with off white paint before adding the color. I used this technique in my High Desert Mural. This time I did not do the lighter base painting.
I like how the grain of the oak shows through on this painting. It gives it a more rustic quality.
For this Great Horned Owl painting, I used a photograph from a fellow volunteer at the High Desert Museum as my reference. John Williams is one of the talented members of the Photography Team at the Museum. He took this photo of a Great Horned Owl in 2022 and calls it Surprize.
Be sure to visit Seeing the Gift to see more of John’s wonderful photographs!
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