Monday, April 23, 2012

HOOTS




Cute "hoots" in a tree!  I wanted this painting to have sharp and dark lines for the tree.  Gentle fine lines for the owls.  Making a contrast.....worked out better than I thought.  I was wondering if it would be a harsh contrast? 

28 comments:

Lisa Richards said...

I think it's very cool! I left for work very early this morning and as I walked down the steps of my porch I heard an owl hooting in the big trees that border our property. I waited a minute and he hooted again! I'm never up this time of morning and it was such a wonderful thing. It just made me grin! Love your owls...and your beautiful way with trees!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Saw your comment on Sketchbook .. wow, your work is so whimsical!. love the detail... I could see this in a children's book!.

Catherine... said...

Hi Tam, this painting is a hoot...love it.. you've done a great job with this... thanks popping round... :)

Simona Cordara said...

Oh, WOW! Oh, WOW!
Well.... WOW!! :))

Fallingladies said...

Wow, i love this!!!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

is this painting for sale? I absolutely love it!
cheers, dana

Za faran said...

Your trees are beautiiiful!!

Larimar said...

I like all your trees))))

dana @ wonder forest said...

this is so cool and sweet, i love the colours!!
xox dana
thewonderforest.com

Tam Hess said...

Gee, you guys are awesome! Hoots is for sale. Check out the portfolio www.tamarahess.com I'm working on another tree with tons of hidden images. Remember Highlights?

Jacquie Parry said...

Ooooh I love owls! yours are fabulous
Love
Jacquie

kat said...

This is a great piece, I love owls and yours look great in your tree, wonderful!

Lynn Cohen said...

Very sweet owls and the whole piece is quite lovely. We have burrowing owls where we live! HPPF!

Pointy Pix said...

I think this is the first time I've come across your blog on pff but it won't be the last as i'm about to add you to my blog roll-your work is so beautiful! I love this whimsical style and am a fan of dark ink lines with watercolour. This tree is amazing!

WrightStuff said...

This is really interesting - some much to see. Love it!

Mary C. Nasser said...

This artwork is amazing! I thought the owls were photographs at first!!
Wonderful design and ornamentation on the tree bark!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Netty said...

Loving the great contrasts and its a fab painting. Happy PPF Annette x

Sharon Evans said...

Oh I love the tree owls and colours, especially the tree....

pauline said...

Your tree is exquisite!! i especially love the designs in the branches, and the colors you chose. What a fabulous painting. LOVE LOVE the whole thing. xox

Heather Santos said...

The contrast is perfect. The owls look so soft and I LOVE the tree!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I really like the contrast. Those owls are super adorable and I love all the swirls in the tree! Love!

Natasha said...

Wow! I love the contrast between the tree and the softness of the owls. Stunning stunning work. I love this, and really enjoyed seeing it. Thank you. :)

bohemiannie! art said...

What a hoot! (Couldn't resist).

The contrast 'makes you look'. At first glance, I didn't see the owls and had to come in closer. It was a pleasure.

Siggadisart said...

Wow, beautiful work, love all these small details.

denthe said...

Oh, that tree is so beautiful. And the contrast between the sharp and soft edges works great!

Victoria said...

Totally gorgeous..spiritual and magical..very meditative!
Victoria

Karen Smithey said...

Oh, I love love love ! And the contrast between it and the owls is thought-provoking--makes me keep looking!

Tam Hess said...

I was NOT expecting all these amazing and wonderful comments! Thanks everyone...I just posted the painting as a fluke and went on vacation. WOW what a great surprise when I got home. :) xoxo