SNOWY OWL VISITS VANCOUVER - 14 x 18
My first project of the year had to be the Snowy Owls. They are settled out on the Delta Mud Flats amongst the low brush for our winter. It is very unusual for them to come this far south and in fact the last time they were here in these numbers, was in the winter of 2005/6. I was so excited with seeing them over Christmas that I just had to get started on a picture of them.
I wanted my owl to reflect their regal appearance and to integrate him into the surroundings. I tried several different formats, but it was hard to include the brush and logs and yet give a real sense of his size. (They are one of the biggest owls.) This is my final set up and now it is peddle to the metal to finish him (or her) up.