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OkeeKat
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.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/137439-Owlcloseup2.jpg

Underpainting:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/137439-OwlBaseif.jpg Y

Eyes starting to come to life:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/137439-OwlEyesIF.jpg

This is where I am at now.. (have viewing to attend to this eve so not sure how much painting will get to.)
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/23-Aug-2008/137439-Owl1Cif.jpg

HOllyLL
08-23-2008, 04:54 PM
those eyes are AMAZING!!! Can't wait to see it completed!!

OkeeKat
08-23-2008, 05:15 PM
Thanks so much Holly!! your comments are very much appreciated!

Bizkit
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!!!
mike

clementine
08-23-2008, 06:28 PM
it's coming well!the eyes are super!:thumbsup:
clem

~~Kathleen
08-23-2008, 07:05 PM
Love it!
~~Kathleen

susme48
08-23-2008, 08:37 PM
Wonderful eyes!!

bchlvr
08-23-2008, 09:18 PM
Love those fantastic eyes!

sonita
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!
Soni

RPut
08-23-2008, 11:07 PM
Wonderful start. You have done a great job capturing the eyes! Ruthie

OkeeKat
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.

Bizkit
08-24-2008, 12:08 AM
I like: "I see you"........good one!!!!!

OkeeKat
08-24-2008, 12:59 AM
thanks Mike!! I also thought of... "Your too close"!!

edtree
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!

Elizabeth

arl
08-24-2008, 09:12 AM
The eyes are wow.

barb8j
08-24-2008, 10:47 AM
Screech would be a great title...Wonderful so far Kathie!

OkeeKat
08-24-2008, 10:52 AM
Thanks Elizabeth, I do like Screech also!!
Thank you for commenting Arlene and Barb!!
:heart:

OkeeKat
08-24-2008, 02:39 PM
Worked on the background some this am.. this is it so far.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2008/137439-Owl2BGCif.jpg

OkeeKat
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

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2008/137439-Owl3CIF.jpg

Reference photo for this page of the thread...
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Aug-2008/137439-Owlcloseup3IF.jpg

AMuse
08-25-2008, 12:27 AM
I can't get over those eyes!

and he does look a little um..... annoyed! LOL

susme48
08-25-2008, 01:13 AM
Annoyed big time, I would say...:lol:

Wonderful Kathie!

edtree
08-25-2008, 07:18 AM
He's coming together beautifully Kathie! :)

Elizabeth

OkeeKat
08-25-2008, 08:08 AM
Thanks so much for commenting, Kathy, Susan and Elizabeth!

OkeeKat
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.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Aug-2008/137439-Owl4cIF.jpg

mpattie
08-26-2008, 10:06 AM
Kathie, coming along beautifully. The eyes are awesome.
Pat

Linee
08-26-2008, 10:37 AM
Looking great!!

OkeeKat
08-26-2008, 11:29 AM
Thanks so much Pat and Linda!!

mroy27
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!

OkeeKat
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.

chammi kaiser
08-27-2008, 04:10 AM
Kathie. There is no way I would be a mouse in the vicinity of this chap. Well done.

OkeeKat
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!

OkeeKat
08-28-2008, 10:39 AM
HELLO ALL!!:wave:
"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.
ENJOY!!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2008/137439-ScreechStaresDONEIF.jpg


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2008/137439-ScreechStaresDoneEdgeIF.jpg

LavenderFrost
08-28-2008, 11:00 AM
You did an excellent job! Those eyes really get your attention.

susme48
08-28-2008, 11:08 AM
Great job!!!!

OkeeKat
08-28-2008, 11:14 AM
Thank you so very much Michelle and Susan!!
This will be a good memory of my little visitor!!
:heart:

Grace5
08-28-2008, 12:17 PM
Great job on those eyes, wonderful work.

~~Kathleen
08-28-2008, 12:58 PM
He certainly has the Evil eye!:lol:
You have done this beautifully Kathie.
Well done!
Where was he when you took the photograph?
Looking in your window?
~~Kathleen

mpattie
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.
Pat

Charlie's Mum
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

lilbelle
08-28-2008, 02:52 PM
Nicely done Kathie, great finish!

OkeeKat
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...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2008/137439-Owlnew1_3if.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2008/137439-Owlstand2if.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Aug-2008/137439-Owlstand1if.jpg

Bizkit
08-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Great job with this, I love it!!!!!!! Your a very talented painter there Kathie!!!

amotwell
08-28-2008, 07:54 PM
:clap: Lovely as usual!

OkeeKat
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:
thanks everyone!!:wave:

November Sky
08-28-2008, 11:44 PM
He's so beautiful!!

AMuse
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!

Bright 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!:)

sonita
08-29-2008, 01:21 AM
That's what I call "intense eyes" - fabulous finish on this :)
Soni

OkeeKat
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!!