I have always painted birds and animals and decided to design another owl. I love the colors and textured patterns of the owl’s feathers. Using the thick acrylic paints and mixing a variety of colors when hand-painting my collage papers, I can create a variegated mixture of colors that work perfect for bird feathers.
After doing a pencil sketch, I began cutting the paper shapes with an X-acto knife and assembled the pieces on a piece of 300# watercolor paper. Most of the time I use a gessoed hardboard, but because this was a smaller size, the heavier paper worked just as well — a variety of supports can be used for collages. After I glued the owl and added the background, it seemed empty to me so I added some branches which added interest and color to the composition. The repetition of the feathers coincides with the leaf shapes which unifies the painting.
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|Original 8″ × 11″|
Black wood frame (11" x 14") with gray and black mats
|Print 8″ × 10″|
Actual image size is 7.27″×10″.
|Print 11″ × 14″|
Actual image size is 10.18″×14″.
|Print 16″ × 20″|
Actual image size is 14.55″×20″.
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