Barred Owl

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I'm very pleased to now be selling my father's mixed media wildlife / birds of prey paintings here on my shop! 

  • All paintings use a combination of traditional and digital techniques. The work begins with detailed drawings, in black or coloured graphite. Oil-painting washes are added before the image is scanned and completed with digital painting. All the prints on offer are somewhat smaller than the original works. 
  • Prices are for museum quality giclée prints on canvas with stretcher frames included. Prints on paper, and some smaller sizes are available upon request.
  • Shipped directly from printer.  For non-North American orders, prints cannot be shipped with stretcher frames. Please email to inquire. 

Painting description:

A large owl (16-25” with 37-50” wingspan), though not as large as the Great Grey or Great Horned. It’s feet and talons are relatively small, so this owl preys on small rodents, but has a remarkably varied diet that includes birds, insects, crustaceans and even fish. Unlike it’s relative, the endangered Spotted Owl of the Pacific North-west, this bird’s numbers and range are expanding; it seems to be replacing the Spotted Owl in western North America. It’s colouration ranges from a dull reddish-brown to grey, and features scalloped feathers on the head, upper back, and upper chest. It’s calls vary, but it is best known for its 8-note booming series of hoots that can carry over long distances. The painting depicts an individual on the hunt in its preferred habitat: deciduous woods where the trees do not have many low branches. 


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