Mar 12, 2013

"Barn Owl"

 "Barn Owl"
18 3/4" X 22 3/4"
Original Design
Rawedged fused appliqued
Machine Quilted
March 2013

 Details of feet and stump.  Barn owls are known for their long legs.

His sweet heart shaped face.  Very subdued colors in his face which give him that more gentle look.


His wings and some of the plants that surround him on his perch.  You can see that the furthest back are some low growing pines.  Although they are pretty much hidden they add a lot of depth when you are in front of the piece looking through the foliage. You can see this better below.


I really enjoyed working on this Barn Owl.  Still have the sleeve and label to add to the back but 
that I will do while watching tv one night this week.  
I want to gather up the owls and take a photo of the four of them soon unless I wait until I finish my snowy owl who is waiting in sketch form right now.

8 comments:

Karen Christensen said...

Love the owls! A great series. Did you know there are at least 19 different species of owl in North America!? some of them are, Barred Owl, Barn Owl, Boreal Owl, Burrowing Owl, Flammulated Owl, Great Gray Owl, Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Short-eared Owl, Snowy Owl, Spotted Owl, Western Screech-Owl and the Eastern Screech-Owl. The Elf Owl, Whiskered Screech-Owl and the Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl So this could be one hellofa series...Ha!

Libby Fife said...

He turned out great! I like the part about how sweet his face is-until he decides to hone in on his lunch! They are very beautiful creatures though aren't they?

Susan Turney said...

He's beautiful and your backgrounds are amazing! So glad there's another one coming!

Sande said...

It looks great. That plant in the front really places him in the landscape. I hope you do lots more - maybe even the 19 that Karen mention. You could do your own show with that many.

WoolenSails said...

He really is a beautiful owl and I do love how the piece draws your eye into the background too.

Debbie

Terri Stegmiller said...

Another fine finish!!! Now I'm wondering how many different types of owls there are and if you'll attempt to do them all.

Robbie said...

He did turn out great...love the face...so soft! VERY nice!

Trish said...

I can't decide which is my favorite part...the beautiful owl or the awesome background! Love the stump...and the grass! And the pines and the feathers and the claws...and.........!

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