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Paul Hopkinson
12-09-2019, 04:11 PM
I remember a while ago a nearby farm invited my partner Jo and myself along to see these lovely birds, and just as dusk came along out they popped from an old barn roof.
These are such beautiful birds to paint with such lovely plumage.

This is approx. A3 size 297mm x 420mm (11.69" x 16.54"), painted on Bockingford 140lb paper and with Winsor & Newton watercolours. It took a while to paint! LOL

Comments and questions welcome,
Paul :wave:

chammi kaiser
12-09-2019, 04:59 PM
Paul, this is really a masterly painting. Wonderful work on the wood and rusty iron bar. The plumage is perfect as are the eyes.

Paul Hopkinson
12-09-2019, 06:53 PM
Paul, this is really a masterly painting. Wonderful work on the wood and rusty iron bar. The plumage is perfect as are the eyes.
Hi Chammi, thank you very much. I do like painting wood ll all things, obviously wildlife as well. :wave:

Humburger
12-09-2019, 08:49 PM
Wow! This is beautiful!

LENGERT
12-09-2019, 09:03 PM
Beautifully done. Love the background colour.

smudged-blue
12-09-2019, 10:49 PM
Beautiful painting Paul. Lovely colors and wonderful textures. I like the softness of the background.

tuscanny
12-09-2019, 10:50 PM
Wow! Love them!

Agilepaws
12-09-2019, 11:30 PM
You should be extremely proud of this painting. I love everything about it. The owls, the wood and even the rusted bar are masterly painted.

Paul Hopkinson
12-10-2019, 03:29 AM
Wow! This is beautiful!
Beautifully done. Love the background colour.
Wow! Beautiful painting Paul. Lovely colors and wonderful textures. I like the softness of the background
Wow! Love them!

You should be extremely proud of this painting. I love everything about it. The owls, the wood and even the rusted bar are masterly painted.

Thank you so much everyone for your very kind works, it does mean such a lot to me. Paul :wave:

Triduana
12-10-2019, 03:32 AM
This is a beautiful piece of work. I love the composition and those textures. Nice to see an owl's back in a painting too. :)

Paul Hopkinson
12-10-2019, 03:36 AM
This is a beautiful piece of work. I love the composition and those textures. Nice to see an owl's back in a painting too. :)
Thank you Triduana, I don't know what it is about painting owls, they have so much detail to get your head around but I just love painting them, such amazing birds of prey especially Little Owls. Paul :)

fedetony
12-10-2019, 08:10 AM
Really beautiful image, and so well executed... I also enjoy painting these little birds, they are great subjects... :)

Lucy12
12-10-2019, 09:49 AM
They are wonderful! Love this!

Paul Hopkinson
12-10-2019, 02:19 PM
Really beautiful image, and so well executed... I also enjoy painting these little birds, they are great subjects... :)
They certainly are really good subjects to paint, thank you. :)

They are wonderful! Love this! Thank you very much Lucy12. :-)

Konfuzd
12-10-2019, 04:40 PM
I love everything about this!
Such a variety of textures, all handled beautifully!

Paul Hopkinson
12-10-2019, 05:35 PM
I love everything about this!
Such a variety of textures, all handled beautifully!
Thank you very much for your very kind words, I do love painting detail! :)

KreativeK
12-17-2019, 12:51 PM
Lucky you to be able to see these in real life! Loving the degree of detailed realism and texture you achieved in this painting, Paul!

Paul Hopkinson
12-17-2019, 02:10 PM
Lucky you to be able to see these in real life! Loving the degree of detailed realism and texture you achieved in this painting, Paul!
Thank you Kay, yes they are lovely to see up close, so, so cute!:)

Jon
12-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Oh my, this is wonderful. Well done!

George51
12-21-2019, 04:14 AM
Beautiful work.
George

Paul Hopkinson
12-21-2019, 04:38 AM
Beautiful work.
George
Oh my, this is wonderful. Well done!
Thank you very much George and Jon :)

Schuee
12-22-2019, 02:42 AM
Excellent work. The feathers are brilliant!

Paul Hopkinson
12-22-2019, 04:02 AM
Excellent work. The feathers are brilliant!
Thank you very much Penny 🧑‍🎨

Holley
12-26-2019, 03:15 AM
I love owls! I find your painting intriguing, beautiful!

Paul Hopkinson
12-26-2019, 04:00 AM
I love owls! I find your painting intriguing, beautiful!
Hi Holley, thank you very much. I do like to try to get as much 'life' within my animal portraits as possible. Paul 🎨