Friday, September 07, 2012

OWL ON A BIRCH

I LOVE OWLS!

Is this a birch?  I think that's what kind of tree it is.....I SHOULD KNOW THIS!  After all I'm a self professed tree painter. Well, not a tree whisperer.  I just paint them.
My little set up.  This paper is some old cotton stuff that is actually awful to paint on.  Lots of bleeding and odd color soaking issues.
Yesterday I finished my friend Stacey's picture!  Hooray!  I will post pictures of it soon.  I need to get the pictures off the camera and on the computer.

We are also starting a house painting project.  UGH!  Not something I like and my poor husband hates house projects.  BUT he doesn't know he hates house projects.  He thinks he likes doing things around the house.  Until we get started and then it hits him, "I really hate doing house projects.  Why did we decide to do this ourselves?"   I think we should keep that fact a secret from him until we get started! I want to paint a mural on the side of the house....don't think that will fly.  Hmmmmm thinking of ideas.....

21 comments:

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I love owls too! Beautiful watercolor. And.. good luck with the house projects. Seems to be similar at my house. Happy PPF

Sharon Evans said...

Love Owls, yours is cute.

Christine said...

This is a sweet piece I like how you have included the owl!

Lynn Cohen said...

Yes, they are birch trees. We had five that all died from some disease they get but we had them a long time. Your owl is adorable!
I like the painting as a whole!
HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

my husband is the opposite... always complains until he gets started and then he loves it... I love your birch trees... awesome considering the paper was rubbish...xx

Carolyn Dube said...

Whatever kind of tree- it looks fabulous!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Lovely owls and birch trees!
I want to paint some walls in my house, too, but haven't started yet. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

lorik said...

I too like owls!! My parrot brooch was almost an owl:) I think the mural is a great idea - why not trees and owls - with the odd surprise creature peeking through. I hope you post progress pics of it too.
Thank you for visiting:)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Another owl lover here. :) Great composition, your owl´s expression is awesome!

Niina Niskanen said...

Such a beautiful painting. Owls are amazing and great way of using shades of blue and violet.
-Niina

Giggles said...

Adorable owl in the forest!! Wonderful trees too!!

Hugs Giggles

Bren said...

He's too cute, perched there on his birch tree :-) good luck with that 'house project!'

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Sweet owl in the birches ~ well done ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Joni said...

Those are definitely birch. I live up here in Seattle and they're quite popular. I love them and you paint them very well.

jane sorgetz said...

Teu trabalho é muito lindo,parabéns !!!
Abraços Jane

Natasha said...

I love the simplicity of these, a beautiful energy and composition. Great work. And the owl is adorable.

Jez said...

Love your birch trees. I always like painting them too, their slender trunks and silver bark are so beautiful.
The slightly inebriated looking owl really give the painting 'zing'.

Stacey said...

It kind of looks like an aspen too! Awesome! Your friend, Stacey, LOVES her painting!!

Gloria said...

a wonderful cheery painting. Love the trees, love the owl.

Pointy Pix said...

My husband is a tree surgeon and I should know what kind of tree it is as everytime we go walking in woods he points to trees and tells me what they are (then quizzes me next time to see if I remember - I never do!) anyway, whatever it is, it's beautiful! I love the colour of the sky in this piece and owls are always adorable!

pauline said...

i love how dramatic your purple/blue sky is... and the simple straight trees... lovely. The owl looks pretty cool. :-) xox