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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Owl Eyes a year on

Owl Eyes
by Sharon Whitley the rambling artist

Well as promised, I've had a go at one of the photos that Gary took of the Eagle Owl from Greenacres on Sunday, a more detailed version than the quick watercolour sketch I did last year.  I didn't really have a plan with this - just started with the eyes as I always do which brings the subject to life for me and then worked my way from there.  I took a few WIPs as I went along





17 comments:

  1. Hello Sharon, what a spectacular eyes has this owl!I admire!Happy painting,Rita.

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    1. thank you Rita, they do have amazing eyes, beautiful birds

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  2. Amazing - I had no idea an owl's eyes could be like this You did a wonderful job because they are looking right at me.
    I really like, "I am an artist, I am not a camera," quote in your previous blog.
    Thanks for sharing that with us.

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    1. Thank you so much Judy. They are beautiful birds with the strangest hypnotic eyes, I'd never been so close to one as I had on Sunday - glad you enjoyed the quote from Roy Simmons, I's still chanting it to myself in the mirror lol!

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  3. Love to see work emerge like this - it's really interesting

    The eyes look so accusingly at you, Sharon. As the eyes appear they ask, "What do you think you're doing? What is it you want?"

    Yes I like your artist/camera quote. I took my quote from my hero Axel Haig,: "Romantic truth not photographic realism"

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the WIPs - I find them really interesting too - even looking back on my own! The owl that I painted from was looking at us in exactly that way - as if to say 'what do you think you're doing?' He wouldn't take his eyes off us so really pleased that is the impression you get, as that is what I was aiming for! That's another great quote from Axel Haig - will have to look him up, thanks for dropping by John

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  4. Those eyes are fabulous! I love seeing the process!

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    1. Thank you Judy, and thank you for all your recent comments, really appreciate you popping in x

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  5. ....you've captured him beautifully sharon .

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    1. Hello Jane, so lovely to see you here, thank you for taking a look and leaving such a lovely comment

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  6. Excellent! I love that you start with the eye - with the life - of the animal:-) Those eyes really are alive...

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    1. I ALWAYS start with the eye, it brings the painting to life straight away for me - thank you for your lovely comments

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  7. I love those eyes, great demo!

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  8. Es una acuarela fabulosa. Los ojos del buho tienen vida. Saludos. Sonia.

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  9. Excellent work, Sharon. Congratulations!

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