Artist's description:

"As evening begins to chase away the day, the creatures of the night come out play. "

I have a great love of birds, especially the beautiful Barn Owl. In this painting I have tried to capture the silent gaze of a Barn Owl, watching the dimming of the day, readying himself for his moonlight hunt for supper.

This painting brings together two distinct styles that I enjoy painting in; the owl is painted in detail, while the background trees are deliberately kept as abstract shapes.

It is painted on a cotton canvas and framed in a floating frame. The frame is a 35mm deep sided, burnished gilt finished wooden frame with a distressed finish (see photos). It is wired and ready to hang. The canvas measures 12" X 10". Including the frame its final measurement is 13.5" X 11.5".

The painting has been protected with a satin varnish, which gives it a soft sheen.

Heartfelt thanks to Paul Sherman for his wonderful reference photo on PMP.

Materials used:

Artists' quality acrylic paints, stretched cotton canvas, floating frame, satin varnish.

The Silent Sentinel (2016)

$88.27

  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 13.5 × 11.5 × 1.25 in (framed) / 12 × 10 × 0.5 in (unframed) / 12 × 10 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold framed
  • Signed on the front
  • Ready to hang
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