Barn Owls have always been a favourite of mine and I've spent hours in bird hide locations watching them swoop and search for food. Owls have always been popular subjects within my work and I wanted to produce a painting of a Barn Owl in flight but using some beautiful and delicate colours to accentuate a largely pale bird..
Breeze is an original painting and was created using dry brushed ink and layers of watercolour to build up rich colours and textures within the piece. I like to work as quickly as I can to produce a painting which reflects the life of the subject matter. With Breeze I wanted to capture the grace and delicate features of a barn owl whilst using stronger colours to give another dimension to the painting. My marks with watercolour are fluid and loose and built on top of the defined black ink they give the subject life and form. I enjoy exploring bold colours within a realistic depiction of the subject matter. Breeze was a perfect model and was initially photographed up in Kielder, Northumberland.
The painting comes mounted in a black core mount measuring 18 by 18 inches and comes posted flat within a cello bag between sheets of thick cardboard and wrapped in brown paper. Each original comes signed on the front and contains a certificate of authenticity.
Ink & Watercolour Paints