Sometimes, I get requests for custom designs that just open my eyes to something I never heard of before.
Like this guy. A Galapagos Short-Eared owl. Look them up...they're the prettiest birds I've ever seen. All barred and gold and black with every gradient in between possible. Who ever heard of these birds? Not me. Thank you, informed clientele.
Only trouble was that the plumage is insidiously complicated. There was just no way to simplify (much). Once I started carving the feather patterns, it seemed to never end. And that meant the painting was equally a monumental task.
Meaning, this is not a bird I'm going to do often (if ever again). So here's your chance at #2 of this design. #1 went home to the guy with the idea in the first place.
Available here: www.etsy.com/listing/195575688…