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04-19-2005, 07:12 PM
I'm attempting to paint our barn owl "lynx" for the first time. Only ever painted one bird before this so it's all new to me.

Watercolour approx 9x7"

Transferred my sketch onto bockingford 200lb NOT paper and started to fill in the darkest corner........


04-19-2005, 09:42 PM
The composition looks good Anita....interesting subject...we have owls in the trees outside our place too...and kookaburras and magpies...and..possums etc... but the neighbours cat scares them off.... :eek: .. :D

cheers kim

04-20-2005, 03:17 AM
Thanx Kim!

This is our very own owl, my son took him in when he was 11 years old after we saw the awful conditions he was being kept in. He was dangerously underweight and he basically saved his life. :)

Here is where I left it last night....


04-20-2005, 04:03 AM
Hi Nitsa. Your owl is looking super. Enjoying your building up of colour. The darkest side is coming you beautifully, I love the sienna...
That is so sweet of you son to save "lynx". :clap:

Kim...I love kookoburras...they are so funny...with the squre flat little heads...we have some magpies here in Copehagen..they are sneakly little ones.. :D

04-20-2005, 04:35 AM
Thanx Lisa.
In the ref I am using the darkest corner is almost black and the lightest lights are almost white which drowns the detail a little so I'm falling on memory and imagination for the dark corner...glad you think it looks ok! :)

04-20-2005, 06:00 AM
Hi Anita......the browns are looking warm and harmonious.....lucky for Lynx that your son saved him...and luckier still to have a barn to live in.... :) :)

Hi Lisa.....know what you mean about the magpies..... :D

04-20-2005, 08:02 PM
Thanx Kim. Haven't had much time to paint today but caught a few moments this morning :) ...


04-21-2005, 01:04 AM
Hi Anita
Lynx looks like an owl with an old soul....taking shape nicely...I haven't done any painting today..... :D :eek: ...oh well perhaps tonight....
cheers kim

04-22-2005, 06:44 AM
Thanx Kim....Did you hear about the competition yet?

Think I'm done..........


Anita Murphy
04-22-2005, 07:55 AM
Anita - this is lovely! See you do watercolours and I don't - so is there anything you don't do??????? :evil: Maybe you could give me some lessons?

04-22-2005, 08:28 AM
Hi Anita...this looks lovely...very delicate and Lynx looks beautiful....the colours are very harmonious and the surroundings suit him... :clap:

Yes got the news..didn't pass the post with this one..... :crying: have posted the results in my dancer thread....
cheers kim

04-23-2005, 01:34 PM
Nitsa, LOVe the owl, I don't like the dark mortar to the left of his head. It detracts from him, and I think since there is so much light on his head it wouldn't be that dark there anyway, and even if it were, it would be better pictorially to lighten it a bit. :-) But the owl is beautiful. :cat:

04-23-2005, 06:07 PM
KA...LOL! Thankyou.....and anytime! ;)

Thanx Kim!
Sorry to hear you didn't get through...Next time! ;)

Bevahlee...Thankyou...I understand the part you are talking about and I'll take another look. ;)

04-23-2005, 06:28 PM
see whatcha think...and here are some more of my flowers for your files, if you want.

04-23-2005, 08:41 PM
Bevahlee thankyou....beautiful flowers, I have saved them all! ;)
I like the change you made to the owl too...Thankyou for that, I shall make the changes! :)