Friday, February 10, 2012

Snowy Owl Visits Vancouver

NEW WORKS FROM THE STUDIO OF ART BY WENDY

SNOWY OWL VISITS VANCOUVER - 14 x 18 Available

It's done!! This is one of the largest drawings I have done in a long time and let me tell you, the detail on his chest nearly drove me crazy.  I am really pleased with the drawing;  I love the way the grasses and weeds wind around him.  I really worked to get some texture as well, with burnishing softness for the owl and leaving the tooth of the paper for the log and weeds. 
My original plan was to call this Miss Snowy Owl visits Vancouver as my research gave me the impression that my owl was a young female but as I looked into it more I find that this may also be an immature male.  So hence the name "Snowy Owl visits Vancouver".  Either way it is an amazing sight to see these birds.  We went for a second visit on the weekend arriving just at sunrise (yes, you read that correctly, sunrise).  It was a lovely cold, crisp, morning and the owls although dwindling in number were a wonderful sight to see.   


9 comments:

Barbara A. Freeman said...

What a beauty! You've captured the majesty of this Snowy Owl. I love the textures you've created, Wendy. They are truly a beautiful bird and so fun to see in person. I felt like I was in birders' paradise on my visit.

Brenda Hill said...

Love the composition, a very calming piece,the bird looks so relaxed.

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Barbara and Brenda. Yes, it was very interesting to see the owls looking at the photographers and people. I wondered what they thought of all those people with those "things" in their face.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautifully drawn and composed. Great work Wendy!

Linda said...

OMG Wendy I can't beleive the drawings that you come up with!!! Amazing!

Studio at the Farm said...

Wendy, it is indeed a beautiful drawing, and the composition is great. It truly is a lovely, soothing piece of art!

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you for your support. You can understand why I was so excited with my pictures. I am now working on a picture of the short-eared owl. I also go great pictures of them while I was there. It was a really great photo day!!

Doreen Cross said...

Beautiful drawing Wendy and I agree with Brenda...It does have a very calming effect.
What a lot of detail. You have so much patience. Love it!

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Dors, the owl does look quiet, he really didn't seem to be too bothered by the people around. It was amazing they were not more disturbed by people.