Fine detailed, watercolour painting of an Eurasian Owl. Extreme close up showing the detailed feathers around the Owls eye's. I really admire Owls, and they are one of my favourite subjects to paint. The intensity of their eyes is incredible and mesmerising and they have always held an air of mystery about them. By painting only the eye area, there is an intimidation about this hunter, which I feel rivals any other in the animal kingdom. It took a very long time to paint to get the build up of layers on the feathered area as realistic looking as possible.
Watercolour paint onto cardboard