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Till Dawn by jpeckarts Till Dawn by jpeckarts
I had been watching some Barn Owls nest, and fledge and so I dug out an old photo I took of one and painted it. There's going to be a second soon to accompany it, of possibly a Tawny. It's going to mirror it and hopefully be sold together.

I recently read about old composition techniques and I was very aware of all the diagonals here. Everything points to the top corner to try and make it as grandiose as possible.

I kept on losing edges against the sky so I had to do a lot of playing around with values to get it right. I think in the end it's pretty good.

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:iconblazingshimmer:
BlazingShimmer Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hun, you have a gift.
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderfully rendered owls! :)
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TumblingTortoises Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
So beautiful! At first glance I thought this was a watercolor. Really love the colors on the wing especially.
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Dakknay-Sade Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful color work... Everything is blended really nicely
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Lacrymosa-Caracal Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous. I'm in awe of how beautiful this is.
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GilPires Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
AWESOME ARTWORK!! THUMBS UP!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Magnificent painting! You do justice to the loveliness of the barn owl.
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cltcblu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This is lovely...
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Kweo Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing. At first I thought this was a real photo because you did such a great job! Love it! : )
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jpeckarts Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thanks so much!
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