Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wise Old Owl


 Barn Owl045“Barn Owl” Coloured pencil on paper.

A painting of a, sadly, declining species in Ireland but thankfully still relatively common in my area. It takes a lot of work to build up the colours with pencil but is worth it in the end. I might go over the background with acrylic as I am not really happy with it, I tried blending with white spirits but it only partially worked.


“Robin” Mixed Media

Painted this initially in 2007, with coloured pencil, but reworked it this year with acrylic in the background.