Long-eared owl

£145

NEW GICLÉE PRINT!

Paper size; 475 x 610mm
Image size: 382 x 490mm
Edition size: 90

Signed and numbered.

This new giclée print is from a recent, original painting; acrylic on board, 71cm x 91cm

During the winter months Long-eared owls can occasionally be seen at their day roosts. To find one of these secretive, seldom-seen owls is a great treat, both for the birdwatcher and for the wildlife artist. This individual could be seen regularly at my local coastal reserve, sitting on the same branch every day, half-hidden behind the branches and twigs of a dense sea-buckthorn thicket. I returned to it over several days to make field sketches and paintings.

I liked the way your eye was distracted by the orange berries of sea buckthorn, sprinkled like so many Christmas-tree lights over the latticework of branches. The stand of sea buckthorn came down to a small loch and the dead reeds that bordered it provided a bold counterpoint to the dark secrecy of the thicket.

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