A Wise Old Owl

Aim for the moon

I found this short poem in The Best Loved Poems of the American People. I thought it went well with my newest painting “Aim For the Moon”.

A WISE OLD OWL
A wise old owl, lived in an oak;

The more he saw the less he spoke;

The less he spoke the more he heard:

Why can’t we all be like that bird?

EDWARD HERSEY RICHARDS

A print of this mixed media painting can be purchased in my Etsy Shop.

 

Aim for the moon

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This is a collaboration between my son Kevin and myself. He cuts the boards and sands them then I paint and design

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My newest work is called Aim for the moon. First I made owls with paint and paper. A Great Horned Owl.

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A Snowy Owl

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A Barn Owl

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A little Saw Whet Owl

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A baby Burrowing Owl

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And an Adult Burrowing Owl

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I added stars and texture on the limbs.

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Leaves and tinted fiber paste on the burrow.

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Took out the letter stamps to add the quote.

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My finished painting…Aim for the moon, if you miss, you may hit a star….w. clement stone. I loved the journey of designing this and deciding with each step what direction the painting will go. It was great fun. My goal is to have fun and I did. Thanks for sharing this with me.

 

Shapes

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Sharing layer one of my owl mixed media painting, just the shapes right now. In front of the moon is a great horned owl, you can just see the shape. Next comes a snow owl, then a barn owl, a sweet little saw whet owl. At the bottom a burrowing owl with the baby in the burrow. Keep checking back for progress, this is really going to be a fun picture to put together! Hope you think it is interesting and as always….thank you for checking in.

new sketches

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Working on different owls to put into a mixed media painting. I think owls are fascinating. Here I am working more on size and deciding how I am going to place feathers and not so much on minute details.

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Same thing here, burrowing owls and a snow owl.

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Possible placement on the painting, nothing is set in stone just ideas.

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Starting out with a blue and black textured 18 X 24 canvas. Hope to have it finished this week. As Always, thank you for stopping!