Great Horned Owl

Many years ago my brother found an injured great horned owl in the woods.  It had been shot in the wing.  It was alert and able to perch, but could not fly. We brought it to a wildlife veterinarian, but sadly, they were not able to save it.

I’ve wanted to do an owl painting ever since then, but lack of a decent reference photo and being intimidated by all those intricate feather patterns fostered my procrastination. I finally got around to it, and I’m quite happy with the result:

owl final with watermark

 

Great Horned Owl – 8.5 x 11 color pencil and pastel.

(Reference photo for owl used with permission from Crystal Stacey of Edged Feather Photography .)

 

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12 responses to “Great Horned Owl

  1. Looks great!

    On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 9:03 AM, Forest Edge Studio wrote:

    > Forest Edge Studio posted: “Many years ago my brother found an injured > great horned owl in the woods. It had been shot in the wing. It was alert > and able to perch, but could not fly. We brought it to a wildlife > veterinarian, but sadly, they were not able to save it. I’ve wanted t” >

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  2. Awesome…work…:-)

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  3. Very nice! Just as I was reading this, an owl started hooting outside. Weird.

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  4. I’m so glad you got around to it. This is gorgeous! Your detail is wonderful.

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