Forest Phantom - Barred Owl

 16" x 20" acrylic on canvas - SOLD
There are few things more disconcerting than looking up through the branches at dusk and finding yourself locked in the gaze of a Barred Owl. These mysterious creatures can fly silently through the forest and perch with barely the whisper of a feather. At other times, they announce their arrival with a haunting "Who-cooks-for-you" call that seems to echo for miles. If you ever have the opportunity to take part in an owl survey, don't pass it up. It was one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had, so of course, I had to paint it.

Forest Phantom (detail)
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