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Barn Owl

Barn Owl

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  • Beautiful Helen, he looks so fluffy and soft just as he should be.

    Posted by Carole Swingler on Wed 13 Jan 09:19:34
  • A lovely piece, dramatic and lively. Beautifully painted.

    Posted by Seok Yam Chew on Wed 13 Jan 12:40:17
  • A beautiful study Helen and a lovely experience you had for the inspiration.

    Posted by Fiona Phipps on Wed 13 Jan 16:16:50
  • SOoooooo beautiful, Helen. You have really got the colour right as well as the pattern.

    Posted by jennifer Alsop on Thu 14 Jan 09:29:13
  • Lovely rendition this is. I am constantly wondering how to paint the fluffy aspect of some animals'fur. How did you do it ? This is a technical question in fact ! I'd love to paint my cat who's got long hair but haven't done it yet as I don't know how to go about the fur !

    Posted by Agnes Gatiniol on Fri 15 Jan 18:49:49
  • Agnes, there's so many different ways of painting fur! Some people paint practically every hair, while some paint the tones with just some hairs suggested at. Have a look on youtube for ideas. The edge of the owl was done by scratching on mask with the end of a bamboo skewer and a fine mask brush, so it's really just white paper. I went over some small areas with white gouache and a fine rigger around the beak. It's all trial and error! If you look at the sheep I did, you will see that I just hinted at the fur coat. Good luck!

    Posted by Helen Guy on Fri 15 Jan 22:52:58
  • Simply stunning!

    Posted by Jenny Moed-Korpela on Mon 08 Feb 14:15:50
  • Superb, Helen. A perfect grey here.

    Posted by jennifer Alsop on Sat 09 Apr 19:11:58