Artwork Description

Pencil on paper

Signed on the front.

(Tyto alba)

To sit in the black boughs, so much like stars.

A dreamy, poetic gaze. Nestled among tillandsia, powerful feet prepare to take to flight. Burnt orange and pomegranate wings, light peach and champagne, a vision of beauty.

Barn owls, though known for a certain shape and form, have such an incredible variety of colour in their plumage, and each dear face tells it’s own story with subtle differences in shape, colour and tender expression. This sweet creature captured my attention with her uniquely delicate facial markings, and intensity of wing feather colour.

The name of this piece was inspired by the poetry of Mary Oliver, who wrote many words about owls, their at once mysterious and wholly grounded nature, and connection to all facets of the web of life.

Artwork comes shipped flat with a protective acid free mat frame and backing, ready for you to take to a professional framer and have beautifully matted and framed to match your heart and home.

Reference by Sandra Young via Wildlife Reference Photos

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Professional Coloured Pencil on Fabriano Artisico 100% Cotton Hot Pressed Watercolour Paper 640gsm

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