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« on: August 15, 2014 11:56:49 AM »

A couple of years ago I volunteered at the Cascades Raptor Center. While there I managed to take quite a few photographs of the resident and rehab birds. I use them as references for my art. Here is one of my favorites. This piece is painted with acrylics. The owl figure was sewn on my machine then glued and stitched down to the painted canvas. I made the leaves with wire, fabric, and ribbon. (Ludi, you might recognize these leaves. I used some left-over ones that I had on the spirit doll I made for you.) I added more paint after everything was attached. In the upper-right all the filigree actually spells out the word "owl" in gold if you can read it. Wink









This is the picture I took that I based the painting on:


Here is a picture of the whole clutch. These owls were all from the same nest. They were released shortly after this and hopefully are living out very full-filling owly lives here
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014 12:01:50 PM »

This is so beautiful, I love it so much!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2014 12:13:48 PM »

Awww, thank you! See, before I had kids, I got bigger more time-consuming work done.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2014 12:51:41 PM »

Candice, this is just beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2014 01:17:56 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2014 01:29:21 PM »

You did a great job. I'm impressed! The 3D stuff is really impressive.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014 02:56:33 PM »

Gorgeous!  Absolutely gorgeous!  I hear ya on the kid thing.   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014 06:21:05 PM »

Thank you!  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014 10:21:49 PM »

Oh, that is beautiful!!!!  They are so cute!  I feel some inspiration coming on!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2014 01:41:08 AM »

This is such a beautiful owl.  I love how all the different techniques and textures come together so brilliantly. Quite magical
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