View Full Version : Owl Stare-WIP
08-23-2008, 04:50 PM
Hello all.. This owl painting is on 11x14 wrap canvas(stapleback).
This little guy lived just outside our house for a few weeks back in April/May. He let me get realy close with photos but kept his eyes on me all the time and never moved.
We believe he is a screech owl.
Reference photo.. I took.
Eyes starting to come to life:
This is where I am at now.. (have viewing to attend to this eve so not sure how much painting will get to.)
08-23-2008, 04:54 PM
those eyes are AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see it completed!!
08-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Thanks so much Holly!! your comments are very much appreciated!
08-23-2008, 06:16 PM
Kathie..Looking good!!! My only concern would be at this point the beak. Looks like the reference photo might be a bit out of focus but for the painting I think I would try to bring it back in.
Just a suggestion, I know you'll do wonders with this!!!
08-23-2008, 06:28 PM
it's coming well!the eyes are super!:thumbsup:
08-23-2008, 07:05 PM
08-23-2008, 08:37 PM
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
Love those fantastic eyes!
08-23-2008, 10:54 PM
What a beautiful creature that is :) I would have been excited but also a bit scared to get too close to make pictures lol. Great start, lovely eyes....pulling up my chair to watch the progress!
Wonderful start. You have done a great job capturing the eyes! Ruthie
08-23-2008, 11:38 PM
:D Big Thanks to Mike, Clem, Kathleen, Susan, Linn, Soni and Ruthie!!
Mike, the Beak yes is very blurry might bring the center to clarity.. right now its realy only blocked in yet.. added a little more color all over but realy only worked on his eyes.
I am also surprised how well they are Looking too.
Thinking of a title.. He looks to say.. close enough.. I'm watching you.. Thats far enough.. I see you!!! :lol:
I was thinking since he was more or less Glaring at me.. Glareful eyes.. Or The Owl Stare..
ANY SUGGESTIONS on a title???
Thanks again all. Hope to work on it again tomorrow did nonthing this eve.. was out at a viewing.
08-24-2008, 12:08 AM
I like: "I see you"........good one!!!!!
08-24-2008, 12:59 AM
thanks Mike!! I also thought of... "Your too close"!!
08-24-2008, 07:23 AM
:wave: Hi Kathie!
What a terrific photo AND painting, Kathie! So fun to watch him come to life as I've gone through your WIP. As for a title, maybe just simply "Screech." :D
I'll be back!
08-24-2008, 10:47 AM
Screech would be a great title...Wonderful so far Kathie!
08-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Thanks Elizabeth, I do like Screech also!!
Thank you for commenting Arlene and Barb!!
08-24-2008, 02:39 PM
Worked on the background some this am.. this is it so far.
08-24-2008, 10:56 PM
Update.. spent the rest of today working on his body feathers and beak.
Have a looong way to go yet. but he's coming along.. Thinking of calling him Screech!!:D
Reference photo for this page of the thread...
08-25-2008, 12:27 AM
I can't get over those eyes!
and he does look a little um..... annoyed! LOL
08-25-2008, 01:13 AM
Annoyed big time, I would say...:lol:
08-25-2008, 07:18 AM
He's coming together beautifully Kathie! :)
08-25-2008, 08:08 AM
Thanks so much for commenting, Kathy, Susan and Elizabeth!
08-26-2008, 09:09 AM
Worked mostly on the right side.. his head,face,body.
Glare on the photo not so good..
Still not too happy with the background yet.
08-26-2008, 10:06 AM
Kathie, coming along beautifully. The eyes are awesome.
08-26-2008, 10:37 AM
08-26-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks so much Pat and Linda!!
08-26-2008, 10:00 PM
wow...those eyes look scary, and of course because of my ignorance of owls, they look more like a alien thingy wearing a mask than an owl to me...even the reference image, I was trying to look upside down because it looked so strange to me! Those eyes are really great..scary but great!
08-26-2008, 10:08 PM
Thank you Mroy for stopping by and commenting. I realy appreciate it.
Yes he has a very strange stare!! but Meant to keep me at bay I'm sure.
08-27-2008, 04:10 AM
Kathie. There is no way I would be a mouse in the vicinity of this chap. Well done.
08-27-2008, 07:57 AM
:lol: Too funny Chammi, but your so right.. He has that evil eye stare!! WARNING WARNING!!!:lol: thanks for commenting, I realy appreciate it!
08-28-2008, 10:39 AM
"Screech Stares" is DONE!!
he is on 11x14 Artists' canvas(Stapled back)
I had alot of trouble getting a decent photo. so sorry for the glares.
08-28-2008, 11:00 AM
You did an excellent job! Those eyes really get your attention.
08-28-2008, 11:08 AM
08-28-2008, 11:14 AM
Thank you so very much Michelle and Susan!!
This will be a good memory of my little visitor!!
08-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Great job on those eyes, wonderful work.
08-28-2008, 12:58 PM
He certainly has the Evil eye!:lol:
You have done this beautifully Kathie.
Where was he when you took the photograph?
Looking in your window?
08-28-2008, 01:11 PM
What a great finish. Very well done. I certainly get the feeling that one should kept their distance and not mess with him.
08-28-2008, 01:27 PM
Well done Kathie - the eyes are really good! (better than his own crossed ones!!!:lol:)
Like how you solved the B'ground colour too :D
08-28-2008, 02:52 PM
Nicely done Kathie, great finish!
08-28-2008, 07:02 PM
Thank you... Grace, Kathleen, Pat, Maureen and Lillian for your generous comments.
Katheen, our garage is detached and right next to the carport, on the side we have a little wooden closet hubby built for his fishin rods. the doors a little warped and he was sitting on top inside the door on the inner door braces.. Here are a few photos...
08-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Great job with this, I love it!!!!!!! Your a very talented painter there Kathie!!!
08-28-2008, 07:54 PM
:clap: Lovely as usual!
08-28-2008, 07:56 PM
awww gee thanks Mike!! :o your so sweet, I realy appreciate it though, But Like I told Susan.. You all have nurtured the talent in me here on WC.
Don't know where I'd be without all of you!! Its a great feeling to have positive comments and an inspiration as well.. Definately good for my painting ego!!:lol:
08-28-2008, 11:44 PM
He's so beautiful!!
08-29-2008, 01:03 AM
Kathie! What a great pay off to this WIP! I am so impressed. you paint some really awesome eyes!
08-29-2008, 01:04 AM
This looks amazing! I thought you just painted him mean looking until I saw the pictures just now! That is one angry little owl:mad: !! But I think he will be a bit happier when he sees his portrait!:)
08-29-2008, 01:21 AM
That's what I call "intense eyes" - fabulous finish on this :)
08-29-2008, 01:44 AM
Michelle, Thank you so very much!! Love your website, your artwork is awesome!
Kathy, Thanks so much, :o ahh thanks.
Kim, thank you very much! yes I guess he just didn't want to be disturbed during his daytime sleep!! and Here I am fussin about taking photos in his face!!:lol: unfortunately he wont see the portrait.. he flew the coop!!:D
Thanks Soni, Intense is the perfect word for them!!
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