I started this fella in preparation for the upcoming Night of Artists show (March 6-8) but he was snatched up before he even got off the easel. I'm enjoying the owls more with every one I paint.
I've been asked several times recently why owls and I really don't have an elaborate fancy answer. I painted my first one just because I had an interesting perspective for a reference photo. It was my first year painting and I was still experimenting lots with what I liked. I was drawn to it. The texture of feathers and making the eyes pop. It has developed into a "thing" for me. I just love them.