This is a commission of a photo a friend took while walking through the woods. I was thrilled to be asked to paint it! The image was blurry, but that lent itself to the expressionistic style in which I love to paint, and the pose of the owl is just so compelling. That glance over its back can only happen with an owl. I was worried about it being a little monochromatic, with all the purples and yellow browns, but being able to pull the blues and whites in from the background and soften those up adds just that balance of color.
I'm pretty happy with it!
Do let me know if I can paint something for you!