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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Barn Owl update


I did some more work on the barn owl today while I was doing a painting demo at a small wildlife event at Birchwood Shopping Centre.  There were birds of prey at the event which attracted lots of people - and also nest box building by Risley Moss - I had some lovely comments by passers by and one lovely lady asked if she could buy it when it was finished so Barny has been sold - I have to say though I'd got quite attached to him so I'll have to paint another for myself!  Still got the tree branch and background to complete on this one first though!


Oh and before I go ... the waxwing hunt was successful - we went straight to Deeside Industrial Park, 10 minutes drive from home and there they were next to the Triumph building in Zone 2. I was thrilled to see them, loads of them - such beautiful birds - photos to follow in the next post and more photos from todays wildlife event.

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend whatever you're doing!

18 comments:

  1. Sharon, he's coming along beautifully!!! Congratulations on selling him! Wonderful news! Looking forward to seeing the photos of the waxwings....

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    1. Thank you Hilda - I'm looking forward to seeing the photos too - haven't had time to look at them yet, off there again in the morning to try and see them again before the working week starts!

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  2. He is so beautiful! Lucky lady who has bought him. Barn owls always make me smile. Goes back to when I was a teenager and had just got off the bus one night by the cemetery. As I walked up the road there was a barn owl (unseen) above my head and it screeched. I think I must have left the ground by about 4 feet and ran all the way home!

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    1. Lol Sally what a wonderful story, I would love to see one in the wild, I've only seen them at events - such beautiful birds

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  3. Barny is just lovely ... small wonder he sold so quickly.
    Still haven't seen any waxwings at home ... but the chaffinches are arriving en masse!

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  4. The eyes are amazing and I feel he is alive and looking at me. Surely a masterpiece!

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  5. What a great story Sharon and good for you doing a demo at the shopping centre. Is that the first time you've done something like that? Nerve racking but well done......having the confidence has paid off if you have sold the finished piece as well result I would say!!!

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  6. Sounds like the lady who has already bought your painting is very astute to snap this up so quickly....good for you - it really is a fantastic piece...Hope you will show us the finished work before it flies off to your buyers home :)

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  7. Hello Sharon,
    Wonderful!! Nice to see how this painting goes step by step looks better. It's so great to see how you've done this. Very pretty!!

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  8. All good news!!! Congradulations, Sharon. :)

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  9. He's looking gorgeous already - not surprised he sold!

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  10. Una pintura fantástica no me extraña que se vendiera tan pronto!.

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  11. It was a great day and you did ever so well, very proud!!x just need to get the Waxwing photos out of the camera now, and this mornings, just a shame the waxwings had moved on!!

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  12. Hi Sharon, Barny looks to become fantastic, I'm not surprised that you have already sold it. Congratulations!!!

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  13. very beautiful WIP sharon ... fantastic photos above

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  14. Hi Sharon, congrats on the sale, he IS gorgeous, wonderful job !

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  15. Marvelously expressive watercolor especially when done with such control of the medium.

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