Painting of Great Horned Owl

A Great Horned Owl named Gazeau.
Gazeau fell from the nest when very young. The damage was too severe to be healed, so she became an ambassador bird for All About Owls in Petaluma. I was very lucky to get to work with her. She always let me know that she was only tolerating me. She is a cautious bird for one with so much power in her talons, but she also has a lot of spunk.

This painting is a watercolor on illustration board.

Wildlife Gallery

Painting animals has an interesting set of challenges and I put it off for a very long time. I wanted to respect them, which means allowing for the good and the bad. When possible, I’ve included their environment, since blending into it is one of the things they do so well. That often means painting chaos.

Red shouldered Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk – Reduction Woodcut
Great Horned Owl
Gazeau (Great Horned Owl) – Watercolor on illustration board
Red-tailed Hawk
Focus (Red-Tailed Hawk) – Watercolor
Barn Owl
My Eyes Adore You (Barn Owl) – Watercolor
Pied-billed Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe – Watercolor
Three Brown Pelicans
In Control 2 (Brown Pelicans) – Watercolor
Marbled Godwits
Marbled Godwits 2 – Watercolor
Duck Butts (Wigeons) – Watercolor – Sold
I Will Follow You (Mallards) – Watercolor – Sold
Rock Pigeons
The Bath (Rock Pigeons) – Pencil
White-crowned Sparrow
Pt Lobos Sparrow – Pencil and Watercolor
Great Horned Owl
Old Owl Two (Great Horned Owl) – Erased Watercolor
Great Horned Owl
Old Owl III (Great Horned Owl) – Erased Watercolor
White Pelican
Winter (White Pelican) – Watercolor
Barn Owl
Remembering Wookie (Barn Owl) – Watercolor
White-fronted Geese
Surveillance (White-fronted Geese) – Watercolor
Turkey Vulture
Day Dreaming (Turkey Vultures) – Watercolor – Sold
Brown Pelican
In Control 1 (Brown Pelican) – Watercolor – Sold
Marbled Godwits
Marbled Godwits 1 – Watercolor
Wigeons 1 – Watercolor – Sold
Female Mallards
Balance (female Mallards) – Watercolor – Sold
Canada Goose
Canada Goose on Stow Lake – Watercolor
Flicker – Pencil and erased watercolor
Red Shouldered Hawk
Phoenix (Red-shouldered Hawk) – Erased Watercolor
Great Horned Owl
Old Owl One (Great Horned Owl) – Erased Watercolor
Eurasian Eagle Owl
Athena (Eurasian Eagle Owl) – Erased Watercolor

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