The Drawing Table: Western Screech Owl
Welcome back to the Drawing Table! I have finished my "Western Screech Owl" painting, and would like to show you some of my creative process.
In my post on July 24th (http://caramiabella-art.blogspot.com/2010/07/drawing-table-time-for-change.html), I shared the story of this painting, and how I was dissatisfied with the background. After it was returned to me, I worked on the transformation first by carefully painting the background.
Then I added some branches, sketching them with a watercolor pencil so the lines could be erased.
After careful consideration and a few paintovers, I decided to brighten up the background with this blood red border surrounding an amber background. Here is the finished painting:
This entire painting is done with acrylic paint on 12 x 16" canvas board.
The owl is to be made into small and large sized prints and greeting cards. I am thinking about expanding the series to include more birds, bees, and bugs, and maybe put them in an alphabet book or card set...all things are possible at Cara Mia Bella!
Thanks for visiting my studio! See you soon for more paintings and inspiration!