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Acrylics painting "Sunlight & Shadow"

I've sometimes seen Eagle Owls in Southern Spain and looked forward to painting one once I was back in the studio. Hearing that distinctive 'Hooo' that signals their presence is always a thrill and the majesty of the birds can't fail to impress. In this painting I wanted to bring out the softness of the light and the owl's feathers contrasted with the spiky branches.

I often use an “evolution” method in my acrylics paintings. It allows me to express myself and evolve the painting as I go and there’s more creative decision-making involved, which I believe ultimately results in a more interesting piece of artwork. This method particularly lends itself to depicting the species in their own habitat, be that trees, woods, rivers, lakes or seashore.

In this Eagle Owl painting I started by covering a primed board in acrylics in quite an abstract way using a limited colour palette. In keeping with the freedom of the painting style, I used whatever tools felt right: sponge, knife, brushes and sometimes even fingers. There's really no need to limit yourself to brushes.

You can see more paintings that use this method on my acrylics pageSunlight & Shadow, Squacco Heron, Flitting Through, Steamer Duck, Little Crake and Sika Encounter.




Greetings card, blank for your own message
Approx 14.5cm x 14.5cm /
5.7" x 5.7"
£2.50 (first class postage included)


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