Friday, November 18, 2011

My Argyle-Argowl and Amelia Owl-hart :)

I have made a lot of progress in the last two days with my owls!! If you are looking for a burst of creative energy then I recommend the online e-course "How to Paint an Owl" !

I am having so much fun with this, especially recently with my epiphany about art! I love art (duh). When I go to museums there are pieces I can stare at for hours (if allowed to). So I began thinking about why I am so fascinated with certain paintings or sculptures and not others.

I realized that while skill was appealing that wasn't what held my interest, but rather those things which cause me to think. Paintings which told me "PART" of a story are my favorite ... I get enough information to grasp my attention and yet not its not overly detailed to force opinions on me. I get to add in the details ... and wonder, ponder and dream about the characters as well as the artist and what their perspective was.  I think about the artists life and what they were thinking, wearing, eating etc when painting, I wonder if they struggled for weeks or months on a painting or if it was effortless.  I like to think about their friends and family and if their talents were appreciated or laughed at. Then I drift back to work and think about the characters life before and after the painting, made up or not to me they are all real and we are just getting a snapshot, a single moment in time ... I just like to think about what I don't see :)

Now, with all that said ... I'm still learning, but I a sense a shift of clarity (that makes me giddy)!

All I knew about his owl was that it was full of 
Attitude ....

I'm not gonna lie, I LOVE how this is turning
out!!  It seems like this fellow has a lot going on
and yet it works ... I am going to adjust the 
Argyle so that it is more the BELLY and not the body, 
then I can add the blue to the body and tie it all in.
I can relate to all of my owls now, I know them and I like them!

In the beginning ...

I love the intensity this has ...
The colors are oddly distorted  in this picture
they are actually just as bright as the top beginning pic.
  I still have a lot to add with the hat/goggles and the
addition of some silver paint and a few other  touches ... 
This is Amelia Owl-hart :) 

I love what I am learning and creating with these owls ... an animal I've loved for a long time and I'm finally uncovering the mystery :)


  1. This looks like such a fun course. I love your owl pictures!

  2. Owls have always intrigued me too. I love your paintings!

  3. Oh I love the owl in the airplane. Such a cute face!

  4. My SIL would L.O.V.E these, in fact I'm sending her the link.

  5. Hi, I've been trying to leave a comment but I don't see the one I left last week. trying again :)

  6. well, there it is. so I'll try to remember what I said last Week :) but it was something along the lines of, 1. i've been lurking for awhile and am coming clean 2. i LOVE your style, even the decor of your blog and 3. i really appreciate the personal stories that you share alongside the art
    in short, i love your blog . all the best! jess of

  7. I thought I had responded to all of these wonderful posts but clearly I missed the boat on that.
    I so enjoy reading all of your amazing comments, I'm feeling the love :)

    Jessica, I'm in awe of your comments ... you definitely made me smile! I wish I could take credit for the look of my blog, but I literally just picked this style from "shabbyblogs" and plugged in the code. :)


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