BEAUTIFUL OWL!!!! Lots of character and very nicely done!!!
I'm not fond of your background on this one. I think it competes with your focal (the owl) and that isn't what a background is supposed to do (please forgive me - I'm an oil painter of 45 years experience so when I look at a painting whether it is fiber or oil, I analyze it from that experience - it doesn't make me right - it's just my opinion).